Teaching with Museum Collections: Virtual Tour
Hampton a Revolutionary Place
Hampton – A Revolutionary Place was created by Michael Curry, Molly Delen, Kenneth Raykovics, and Coralea Tarlton, all teachers in Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). The instructional materials and field trip were designed for use with intermediate elementary students. This project was made possible by the Making American History Master Teachers in Baltimore County Program, funded with a grant to Baltimore County Public Schools from the United States Department of Education. The materials were developed in conjunction with graduate course work in elementary history education, given by the Department of History and Center for History Education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Resource support was provided by Hampton National Historic Site, National Park Service; the Maryland State Archives; and the Maryland Historical Society. The UMBC New Media Studio, UMBC Martha Ross Center for Oral History, and The Education Channel, Baltimore County Public Schools, assisted in the production of the digital media. Click here to learn more about Hampton a Revolutionary Place
From Hampton to New Bedford!
The Ridgely Family Business
Solving Problems Created by Slavery
Contact the park for more information about this lesson plan and field trip. This is a program geared for high school history students but can be modified for middle school students.
"Thenceforward, and forever free": Slavery and Freedom in Baltimore
Additional Teacher Resources
If you are a teacher in the greater Baltimore metro area and you would like more information about booking a field trip to Hampton click here
Did You Know?
The Ridgelys owned as many as 350 slaves at Hampton who worked in the ironworks, the fields, and the mansion. Some slaves stayed at Hampton even after the Civil War but many ran away.