Resources & Opportunities for Educators

We support teachers with access to high quality educational resources and engaging and effective professional development opportunities. Scroll down to see which option is best for you.

Teacher resource guides. Teacher Resource Guides

Whether you’re bringing your students to visit our museum or simply looking for new activities to incorporate into your classroom, explore our modular pre- and post-visit materials, which are geared towards local and national standards. Each guide includes thematic overviews, high-quality images, contemporary connections, provocative questions and student handouts to complete your lessons.

Download Mini Lesson Plans

The Museum offers a growing list of free, downloadable lesson plans that explore topics including the role of museums, types of revolutions, and the people, causes, events, and repercussions of the American Revolution. They are targeted at the middle school level but can easily be adapted for upper elementary and high school students.

Recently added lesson plans include The Ongoing Revolution and People of the Revolution.

Professional Development Workshops

Join fellow teachers for hands-on workshops, engaging discussions, and content-rich presentations exploring the American Revolution in both historical and contemporary contexts. You’ll leave with new ideas and new information about how you can incorporate the Revolution into your classrooms and student interactions.

School Students

Historical Thinking Strategies

Engage in the study of history and our present day through a critical lens. As a Museum, we are dedicated to providing the resources and support you need today, and every day, to make meaning of history with your students. Most importantly, as a history museum, we encourage the use of historical thinking strategies to engage in the study of history and our present day through a critical lens.

Summer Teacher Institutes

Who says summers aren’t for learning? Join your colleagues from across the country in unique learning experiences focusing on the objects, people, stories and ideas of the American Revolution. The Museum and its staff will serve as your starting point for rich conversations, fun exploration, and hands-on opportunities to deepen your knowledge. You’ll leave with a toolkit of resources to take back to your classrooms and schools.