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Image 090420 Arms Of Independence Case 109 Moar Displays

Students encounter signs and symbols hundreds of times a day; visual imagery is constantly used to communicate ideas, create in-groups, and sell products. The same was true in the Revolutionary era. Through analysis of the images and objects of this time, students can see signs, symbols and other imagery as a language that can be read to understand mid- to late-18th-century America, while practicing close looking skills, making inferences, substantiating arguments, and evaluating multiple perspectives. In this session, educators will encounter specific examples of 18th-century imagery and consider how signs and symbols can be used both as a pathway to historical content and a bridge to the contemporary era.

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Professional Development Workshops

Join fellow teachers for interactive workshops, engaging discussions, and content-rich presentations exploring the American Revolution in both historical and contemporary contexts.
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For Students & Educators

Engage your students with the dramatic story of America's Founding with our in-person, in-class, homeschool, and virtual learning resources.
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Symbols of a Developing American Republic

Explore symbols of the republic on objects and artifacts found in the Museum's gallery on the New York Campaign.
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