Maryland State Department of Education

Maryland State Department of Education and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum Partnership

With education as the primary mission, the Museum and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) developed a partnership to reach more than 860,000 students and 50,000 teachers in Maryland’s public schools through a K-12 state-wide curriculum, teacher programs and museum based programs.

An African Journey: A Resource for Learning the History of African Americans in Maryland and the United States was created by a task force of educators, historians, and museum staff to provide educational lessons and activities teaching the contributions of Maryland’s African American citizens to the state and our nation. This 43 lessons resource addresses Maryland’s Content Standards for social studies, English/language arts and fine arts.  Many of the lessons also cover major themes from the museum and coincide with the museum’s school tours.  To obtain more information or a copy of the grades 4-8 curriculum please email Ms. Terry Taylor or call her 443-263-1829.

Learn more about the high school curriculum and access available high school lessons on the Maryland State Department of Education website.