Current Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions


Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling
Opens October 2019

 

Educator Resources & Teacher Training Workshops

The museum offers teacher training in a wide variety of subject areas, including Holocaust education practices and immigration studies. Previous partners have included MSDE, the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Baltimore City Public School System, the Center for Jewish Education, and the Baltimore Jewish Council.

 

Are you interested in holding a Professional Development Workshop at the JMM? We would love to host it! To find out more about bringing your workshop to the museum, please call Ilene Dackman-Alon, Director of Education, at (443) 873-5178, or email her at  idackmanalon@jewishmuseummd.org.

To see photos from our recent teacher workshops, please visit our Facebook page!


Educator Resources

Maryland Jewish Life History Kits

Bring the JMM to your classroom! The following kits are archival activities that can be used at the museum (see Archival Activities), or they can be downloaded and printed for your classroom. Each history kit includes lesson plans for hands-on learning, reproduced primary sources, bibliographies, and glossaries.

NEW! What Did Americans Know About Kristallnacht?

Offered for: 9th – 12th

This lesson asks your students to take on the role of historian and work with primary source documents to answer the big question: What did Americans know about Kristallnacht? The lesson provides scaffolding for students to evaluate their own prior knowledge/hypothesizes on the topic, to learn about the differences between primary and secondary sources (and why historians use both), and to interpret real primary sources from historical American newspapers. At the end of the lesson are several extension activities from which to choose that ask students to evaluate their newfound knowledge and bring multiple sources to bear in an in-depth discussion or argumentative essay.

What Did Americans Know About Kristallnacht – Lesson Plan

What Did Americans Know About Kristallnacht – Student Packet

What Did Americans Know About Kristallnacht – Primary Sources

 

Lives Lost, Lives Found: Baltimore ‘s German Jewish Refugees, 1933-1945

Offered For: 4th to 12th grades

Students learn how the Holocaust reverberated in Maryland, as they explore the experiences of the refugees who settled here in the 1930s and 40s. Activities include photograph exploration, creative writing, and examining the evolution of U.S. immigration policies.

Lives Lost, Lives Found Curriculum 

Lives Lost, Lives Found: Images

Lives Lost, Lives Found: Images for Lesson Plan

 

Paving Our Way: Early Maryland Jewish History, 1632-1845

Offered For: 4th to 8th grades

Explore the roots of Maryland ‘s Jewish community through reproduced primary sources, art projects, games, role plays, and more. This comprehensive curriculum includes sections on Everyday Life, the Toleration Act of 1649, and the Jew Bill of 1826. Students learn about life in colonial and federal era Maryland through the lens of its first Jewish settlers.

Paving Our Way Curricular Materials

“Are We There Yet?” Game Board

“Are We There Yet” Game Cards

 

Historical Neighborhoods: Park Heights Avenue*

What are the building blocks of a neighborhood? Students investigate the diverse community of Upper Park Heights Avenue using maps, photos, oral histories, and more. Whether they live in this neighborhood or elsewhere, students are encouraged to make connections with their own communities.

*Free to rent from either the Museum or the Center for Jewish Education. There is a $20 fee for a staff facilitator.


 

Educator Training and Workshops  

The Museum offers teacher and educator training in a wide variety of subject areas, including Holocaust education practices and immigration studies.

Previous partners have included MSDE, the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Baltimore City Public School System, the Center for Jewish Education, and the Baltimore Jewish Council.

Looking to hold a Professional Development Workshop? To find out more about bringing your workshop to the Museum, or scheduling a Museum Representative to visit your venue, please contact Ilene Dackman-Alon, Director of Learning and Visitor Experience, at 443-873-5178 or idackmanalon@jewishmusuemmd.org.

Training Workshops

The Jewish Museum of Maryland is pleased to offer opportunities for teachers to participating in an array of professional development workshops throughout the year. Programs can take place at our site or our experienced staff of educators, historians, and curators can travel to another venue to help facilitate programs on the following topics:

  • World Religions and Multiculturalism
  • Jewish-American Life During the Colonial and Civil Wars
  • 19th – 20th Century Immigration History
  • Black & Jewish Relations
  • Baltimore Neighborhoods
  • Genealogy and Oral History
  • Incorporating Primary Sources in the Classroom
Summer Teachers Institute

The Jewish Museum of Maryland hosts a three-day workshop on Holocaust education that focuses on giving educators the tools to help their students understand the Holocaust.  Through lectures, discussion, and analysis, the teachers learn how to interpret this difficult time period for their students. This is a wonderful opportunity for teachers from all over the region to gain insight and inspiration for their classrooms.

The Summer Teachers Institute workshops represent a serious and on-going effort to present educators with factual information from scholarly research on basic history of the Holocaust, methodology for effective teaching, and resources for classroom teachers. One day seminars are held throughout the school year, and a three-day Summer Teachers Institute Program is held each summer in August.

SAVE THE DATE for this year’s Summer Teachers Institute that will take place on Monday, July 22-Wednesday, July 24, 2019.  Participants will be able to receive AU and MSDE credits for participation. The institute is three days and includes programming at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the American Visionary Museum. The cost is $25.00 and applications and will be available shortly.

Holocaust Education

The Jewish Museum of Maryland partners with the Baltimore Jewish Council to provide workshops exploring various aspects of the Holocaust. Workshops are available for the public, private, and parochial school teachers to promote effective Holocaust education throughout the State of Maryland. The sessions are held both locally at the Jewish Museum of Maryland and at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.. Historical topics and pedagogical techniques are shared in these programs.

 

Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University

The Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University (BHI) offers an array of continuing education courses, special programs and community lectures in Judaic studies.  The BHI also provides scholarships for graduate students enrolled in the Jewish Studies, Jewish Education, and Jewish Communal Service degree programs at Towson University.  For more information, visit www.towson.edu/bhi

Baltimore Hebrew Institute teaches adult education Hebrew courses (non-credit) in Modern Hebrew (Beginner through Advanced levels) and Biblical Hebrew (Beginner and Advanced levels) at Beth El Congregation in Pikesville.  The link for information and online registration is https://extendeded.towson.edu/wconnect/ace/HebrewHome.htm.