Teachers find themselves faced with many challenges, including getting students ready for the PARCC Assessment, meeting Common Core and C3 standards, providing service learning activities, and teaching argument-based writing and document-based analysis. They have to do this while still teaching content and keeping students engaged. The Maryland History Day Program can help with all of this. Earn three CPD credits while learning how to help students create research based projects that they can enter in county, state, or nationwide competitions. Maryland History Day is a program for 6th-12th graders, but teachers of any grade or subject matter can use this course to learn how engage students in creative research projects. Learn about local resources, and how to get kids excited about working with documents. Conduct your own research and create a website, documentary, performance, paper, or exhibit, like the ones your students will produce in the classroom. This online course is offered through the Maryland Humanities Council, and the weekly assignments will help you create classroom materials to support student research projects, along with your own example History Day project.
- Teacher: Grace Leatherman