High School Social Studies

Explore our history and government digital activities, as well as our collection of literacy lessons for social studies.

Research Learning Modules

research studentsLearn the research process through these twelve self-paced student modules. Each lesson guides you step-by-step as you practice important research skills. You will learn to define and analyze sources, how to write a solid thesis statement, and ultimately understand how to create a research project.

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Teaching With Primary Sources Inquiry Kits

inquiry kitsExplore a collection of online social studies inquiry kits from Maryland Public Television and Maryland Humanities, including our newest collection of U.S. Government-themed inquiry kits.

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Literacy Lessons in Social Studies

white house

In this collection of literacy lessons for social studies classes, students read primary and secondary historical texts to learn and practice literacy standards.

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Other Resources

The Electoral College

In this government-themed literacy activity, students analyze primary and secondary sources to write an argument defending one of three main ideas related to the Electoral College.

War of 1812 Classroom Resources

Teach students about the people, places and pivotal events surrounding the War of 1812 using lessons, interactives, primary source documents, and images.

Port: A Transportation System

Explore the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore to learn about the ways technology and careers help make this trade center such a successful part of Maryland.