- ARCH: Assessment Research Center for History, developed through a Teaching American History grant partnership between the Howard County Public School System (Maryland) and the Center for History Education at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), is a framework for assessment that measures the process of historical thinking, as well as the retention of prior knowledge. As effective history instruction relies on active student learning of the reading, writing, and analytical skills involved in historical inquiry, effective assessment items should measure how well that learning has taken place.
History Labs: A Guided Approach to Historical Inquiry in the K-12 Classroom, developed through a partnership between the UMBC Center for History Education (CHE) and Maryland school systems, with support from the U.S. Department of Education’s Teaching American History grant program.
Teaching American History Lesson Plans, with the support of the U.S. Department of Education’s Teaching American History Program, hundreds of elementary and secondary teachers from public schools in Central Maryland have participated in professional development activities at the UMBC Center for History Education and other locations. These lesson plans were developed through these programs.
- For these history education resources and more, please visit the UMBC Center for History Education’s website at http://www.umbc.edu/che/
These materials are endorsed by the Maryland State Department of Education.