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Forten Family Bible Courtesy Of Atwood Kip Forten Jacobs

Primary sources are first-hand accounts or products of historic events created by the people who lived through, witnessed, or were directly impacted by those events. These materials offer direct evidence of the past and have the power to help students learn about the people and events that shaped the American Revolution from those who experienced it first-hand.  

Educators participating in this free online workshop will examine diaries, letters, muster rolls, estate inventories, court records of people suing for their freedom, applications for military pensions, artwork, and objects. Together with a Museum educator, they will consider how to use them in the classroom to bring the American Revolution to life and discuss how their students can use historical thinking skills to better understand them.

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Dr. Philip Mead leads a class of teachers at the Season Of Independence Summer Teacher Institute.
 

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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Child and adult browsing the virtual museum tour on their laptop
 

Learn & Explore

Explore the Museum's digital resources for free from anywhere at any time with online explorations for all ages.
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