crossroadsThis site was developed to help elementary school teachers fold the resources and ideas of the MPT documentary Frederick County: A Crossroads of History into their social studies/history curricula. All of the activities included here were developed to address MSPAP outcomes, as well as the critical thinking skills MSPAP fosters.

At this site, you will find:

  • A synopsis of the video program

  • Tips on using the video in the classroom

  • Suggested sites for field trips in Frederick County

  • Links to Frederick County-related sites on the Internet, grouped for ease of use. The links will take you to maps of the area, general information about the county and some of its historic sites, general history sites, history sites about specific people, places, and events, and a section on transportation. The links were valid as of the time this site was posted. If you find that some of the links are not working, please let us know.

  • Four activities for students, with background information and worksheets you can print and copy. These activities are coordinated with MSPAP outcomes in a variety of disciplines. They were designed to help students in Grades 3 and 4, but can be adapted for use in other grades. Please feel free to modify these activities to meet the needs of your students.

    Transportation — an activity to help students see the connections between different forms of transportation and historical events and culture

    Impressions of The Civil Rights Movement — an activity using interviews with noted Frederick Countians to see history through their eyes

    The Marketplace — an activity using a primary source document (a list of merchants in Frederick in 1798) to analyze business trends and compare them with those today

    The Places we Live — an online activity to explore what housing choices and architecture say about the culture from which they emerged

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