Virtual Distance Learning Programs
That was terrific! The [students'] feedback was completely positive. They loved 'going' to Philadelphia! I've never done anything like this and now I can't wait to do it again.Beth D., 8th Grade Teacher
Experience our flagship educational tour, Through Their Eyes: Major Causes and Events of the American Revolution, or participate in an engaging, interactive virtual activity. All distance learning programs are delivered live and led by a museum educator.
Book today by calling 267-579-3623 or by emailing [email protected].
Virtual Distance Learning Program Options
All live sessions are $125 for up to 35 students (one classroom). Programs are available on Mondays and Tuesdays from Sept. 1, 2023. through March 31, 2024. Ask a group sales representative for Spring 2024 availability.
Through Their Eyes Virtual Museum Tour
Duration: 45 minutes
Students are invited to take a live tour of our Virtual Museum Tour, using the stories and experiences of real people of the Revolutionary era to make personal connections to major events and smaller moments of the American Revolution. Along the way, they’ll tackle key questions about the Revolution and about the world today.
Add-On Virtual Activities
Duration: 45 minutes
Book these engaging live sessions with a member of our Education team to supplement your virtual Through Their Eyes experience, or as stand-alone classroom programs. Students will go beyond the galleries to get a new take on the work of museums and the people and events of the American Revolution.
- Thinking Like a Historian
Historians use objects, documents, and contextual knowledge to build an understanding of the past. In this experience, students will do the same, using their powers of observation and critical thinking skills to explore what objects and documents can tell us about the past.
- Whose Liberty? African Americans in the American Revolution
For enslaved men, women, and children, the turbulent 1760s-1780s provided moments of both opportunity and frustration. In this interactive program, students will weigh options and make difficult choices while they learn about the lives of four African Americans as they sought freedom for themselves and their families.
- When Women Lost the Vote
Few people know that for about 30 years during the Revolutionary era, certain women and free people of African descent had the right to vote in New Jersey. In this session, students will use resources from the Museum’s 2020-21 exhibit, When Women Lost the Vote, to explore this revolutionary moment in time and what it can tell us about the importance of suffrage — and its protection — today.
Virtual Professional Development Options
Pricing varies, please contact a group sales representative by calling 267-579-3470 or by emailing [email protected] to learn more.
In these live 90-minute professional development sessions with a member of the Education team, educators will dig deep into specific content areas to enrich their teaching of the Revolutionary era utilizing our Virtual Museum Tour, multimedia timeline, and collections highlights. All sessions provide resources for further exploration and suggestions for immediate classroom use.
• Signs and Symbols of the American Revolution
• African Americans in the American Revolution
• Making the Revolution Relevant
• Seeing the Other Side: Understanding Loyalist Perspectives
• Women’s Suffrage in the Revolutionary Era: A Lens on the Past and Present
Book your Virtual Distance Learning Program today by calling 267-579-3623 or by emailing [email protected].
Generous support for K-12 Programs provided by: Connelly Foundation, Snider Foundation, Chubb, Arthur & Lisa Berkowitz, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Universal Health Services, Bergman Foundation, Maryland Society of Cincinnati, Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, Queen’s Jubilee Education Fund and the Jubilee International Education Trust of the Philadelphia Foundation, Anne & Michael Vogelmann, Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust, Wawa, Fulton Bank, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation, 1830 Family Foundation, and The Haverford Trust Company.
With appreciation to our generous funders, scholarships may be available upon request.