Resources & Opportunities for Students

We support student learning and excitement about the Revolution through a diverse set of resources and educational opportunities. Keep reading to find the right fit for your classroom or club.

Thumbnail for video of Virtual Field Trip Virtual Field Trip

Go behind the scenes at the Museum of the American Revolution and learn more about our objects and the stories they tell in this virtual field trip hosted by Lauren Tarshis, author of I Survived the American Revolution, 1776. Joined by curator Matthew Skic and educator Adrienne Whaley, Lauren discovers dramatic stories and evocative personal artifacts that make real the people of the Revolution.

Multimedia Timeline of the American Revolution

Explore the American Revolution from its roots in the 1750s through a multimedia timeline showcasing original artwork, weapons, clothing, manuscripts and rare books from the Museum’s collection. See high quality images of a diverse set of artifacts and watch as a museum curator shows off a few of his favorite items!

Debating Independence Historical Simulations

Was American independence from Britain inevitable in the 18th Century? In these full-day historical simulations, high school students are invited to step into the shoes of the Second Continental Congress and will debate the issues that may – or may not – lead to a momentous decision. Presented in partnership with the Foreign Policy Research Institute.