About This Site
What was the "cash" crop the colonists traded with England for goods?
What are the scientists who search for artifacts by digging called?
These are the easy questions of Maryland History. The kinds of questions you can look up in a text book or memorize to impress friends.
What was it like to leave your home and travel 4 months by sea to a New World?
What might a plantation owner say if you asked him about his crops?
What is it like to dig, uncover artifacts, and rewrite history because of your discoveries?
These are the questions that are harder to ask and answer. The questions that stretch your understanding of what history really is. The questions that beg for an expert to talk, a field trip to take, or an artifact to hold. The type of questions you wished you could explore, but didn't have the resources or connections to do so. Until now.
Welcome to Exploring Maryland's Roots, a look at life and the study of life in 17th century Maryland. The highly interactive activities on this site are based on a very simple premise: it's better if you're there. Through this site, you will be able to:
In addition to these interactive experiences reviewed and refined by educators, historians, and experts, you will find lesson plans created by Maryland teachers, primary source documents, links for further research, and fun family and class activities related to early Maryland history.
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