National Teacher Appreciation Week
Now more than ever, we value teachers for their work. Education has always been the cornerstone of our democratic republic. All week, visit us online to learn about the history of education in America with explorations of our galleries, living history demonstrations, at-home activities, and conversations with our education team.
Share samples of your students’ work on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and tag @AmRevMuseum for a chance to win daily prizes.
Monday, May 4
To help provide resources for teachers and parents who have recently found themselves homeschooling, the Museum is releasing new free weekly mini-lesson plans that can be taught virtually on its website and Facebook beginning on Monday, May 4. The lesson plans feature activities, provocative discussion questions, and primary sources, based on the Museum’s rich collection of artifacts and the diverse stories told in its exhibits.
The lesson plans 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.
Object Observation: Purpose on a Powder Horn?
Image Analysis: In Their Own Words
Tuesday, May 5
Education has always been a cornerstone of our democratic republic. Tune into a video on our Facebook at 1 p.m. for an exploration of our “Educating Citizens” gallery with Tyler Putman, Manager of Gallery Interpretation. Learn how important education became in the years following the Revolutionary War and discover how parents were teaching their children from home in the early republic, much as people are doing today.
Watch - Object Stories: Educating Citizens
Wednesday, May 6
Join us on Instagram at noon for a special live Q&A with Adrienne Whaley, Senior Manager of K-12 Education, and Michael Hensinger, Manager of School Programs. Find out what it’s like to be a Museum educator and ask your most pressing educational questions.
Thursday, May 7
In the early United States, boys and girls often learned patriotic sentiments through their lessons, which often included basic sewing skills. Learn how to make your own sampler — a piece of embroidery or cross-stitching — at home using embroidery floss, a piece of linen or muslin, a needle, and a pattern.
Create Your Own Cross-Stitch Sampler
National Teacher Appreciation Week with the Museum is sponsored by American Heritage Credit Union.