Thinkport Bulletin: Sail, Soar and Explore Maryland

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September 28, 2016

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Come with us on a fascinating learning journey through Maryland! Explore aircraft and ships in and around Baltimore, get more connected to your communities, and see how two famous freedom fighters from Maryland made their mark in history. 

Special Events in Maryland!

Fleet Week Baltimore

Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show
October 10-17, 2016
Baltimore Area

Set your sights on a spectacular series of events coming to various locations around Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Fort McHenry and Martin State Airport. The weeklong program features interactive activities, tours aboard Naval vessels, air shows, schooner races, educational outreach programs, live music, and much more. 

Explore the Port of Baltimore Online 

MPT’s education portal the “Port” helps high school students learn about various careers and technologies at Maryland’s bustling transportation system.

Daniel Tiger

Be My Neighbor Day
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
October 22, 10:00 am 1:00 pm
William Paca House, Annapolis, MD

There's nothing like being a good neighbor! Join MPT, Historic Annapolis and PNC Bank for “Be My Neighbor Day.” Bring the kids and grandkids and help them learn why it’s so important to give back to others. Come enjoy imaginative storytellers and magicians, dance to good music, get your face painted, and meet Daniel Tiger himself!

Be My Neighbor Day Activities:

  • Making cards for military heroes
  • Making cards and drawings for senior citizens
  • Collecting clothing for people in need

Freedom Fighters from Maryland!

Maryland Champions of Freedom

Maryland's Champions of Freedom
In Maryland, the crusaders to end slavery included two famous abolitionists, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. MPT's ELA-Literacy activity helps students learn the purpose of and difference between primary and secondary sources using resources about Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass as the foundation for learning.

Take Off on a Historical Investigation!

MD Historical Society

Maryland Historical Society
Get hip with history! Pop on over to an inventive learning portal to conduct interactive investigations. Students will analyze and synthesize multiple primary source documents, images, and objects in order to draw evidence-based conclusions.

Online Courses in Maryland!

MPT's Education Department offers a variety of online courses to meet the needs of PreK-12 educators and child care providers. Explore the possibilities today!