June 19, 2013
For years, researchers have associated political decision-making with St. Mary’s City and the colonial tobacco plantations with an economic purpose. However, Lord Baltimore, a recusant Catholic, recognized early on that, to get control of the colony, he had to make himself present in the greater Maryland landscape. Archaeology along the Patuxent, Potomac, and Wicomico rivers is revealing how Baltimore used rivers, plantations, and roads to address that most vexing of constitutional questions: Where does political authority come from – from the inherent rights of Englishmen or the authority of the king?
Dr. Julia King, professor at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, will present a talk on power and authority in Colonial Maryland.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 19th at 7:00 pm
WHERE: Chesapeake Building
41770 Baldridge Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
May 11, 2013
The Maryland Council for Social Studies is pleased to offer to the education community a 3 hour workshop where educators will learn how to use the Census Bureau’s premier data-digging tool, American FactFinder (AFF). This will be a hands-on computer workshop that includes training and exercises on how to access data, an explanation of Census geographies and an introduction to the Census Bureau’s “Statistics in Schools” Program.
When: May 11th, 9am-12noon
Where: Edgewood High School, Harford County
DISCOUNTED COST for MDCSS members: $10; non-members: $15
Registration and payment should be postmarked no later than May 6,2013. Make check or money order payable to the Maryland Council for Social Studies.
Direct questions to: Amanda Roberts at: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 8, 2013
Webinar sponsored by the National Council for Geographic Education. Sign up at http://www.ncge.org/webinar-schedule.
April 30, 2013
Join us for this year’s Maryland State Bar Association’s Annual Law Day Conference, to be held on Tuesday, April 30, from 9:00a.m. until 3:30p.m at the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center in Towson, MD.
This day-long conference gives high school students and teachers the opportunity to learn more about the law through hands-on activities, discussions, and guest speakers.
This year’s theme is Realizing the Dream: Equality for All, which will focus on prominent topics such as disability law and equality, gender equality, voting rights, and more! There will be a special presentation by author Larry Gibson, Esq. and a keynote address from Chief Judge Robert M. Bell.
A continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be included – all free of charge!
April 27, 2013
Held at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County
April 19, 2013 – April 21, 2013
Seminar at the Center for the Constitution at James Madison’s Montpelier. Apply at http://learn.montpelier.org/seminars.
April 13, 2013
Multiple Perspectives on the Civil War - A workshop for Grade 8 teachers in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
Registration Flyer - CW Flier2013
· Teaching Materials
· Light Breakfast & Box Lunch
· Free on-site parking
Please RSVP by March 8, 2013
Join the staff of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum as you explore the lives of Marylanders during the War of 1812. Using materials developed for a Traveling Trunk, this workshop will give teachers the content needed to teach about the War.
April 11, 2013
On April 11th from 9:00am-4:40pm (EDT), Discovery Education will be hosting a very interesting online conference on teaching in digital classrooms. We have some great speakers and panels, plus we will be making a special announcement .
Anyone can register and attend here:
For further information contact:
(240) 662-2589 (office)
(240) 338-4056 (mobile)
April 9, 2013
Part of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 Lecture Series sponsored by the University of Baltimore.