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Digital Classroom Resources

The Museum supports student learning and excitement about the Revolution through a diverse set of resources and educational opportunities.

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Finding Freedom Interactive

Explore the stories of African American men and women in war-torn Virginia with the Finding Freedom interactive feature, adapted from the Museum's galleries.

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Season of Independence

Explore the spread of support for American independence from January to July of 1776, and encounter the perspectives of real people, with the Season of Independence interactive feature, adapted from the Museum's galleries.

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Beyond the Battlefield: A Virtual Field Trip

Take a virtual field trip, presented in partnership with Scholastic, to the Museum with author of the I Survived series Lauren Tarshis.
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Virtual Museum Tour

Experience the Museum’s award-winning, immersive galleries with our newly enhanced Virtual Museum Tour featuring 360-degree, high-resolution images and guided audio tour. 

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Multimedia Timeline

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.

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Collection Highlights

Browse the Museum's impressive collection of several thousand objects, works of art, manuscripts, and printed works from the period of the American Revolution.

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Educator Resources

The Museum supports teachers with access to high quality educational resources and engaging and effective professional development opportunities. Browse to find which option is best for you.

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Teacher Resource Guides

Use our modular materials – including thematic units, high-quality images, contemporary connections, and provocative questions – to round out your students’ visit.
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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.
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Historical Thinking Strategies

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.
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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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Plan A Field Trip

Themed field trips and classroom-based programs provide educators and students the opportunity to take an in-depth look at the rich and complicated American Revolutionary era.
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Virtual Distance Learning Programs

Explore the Museum's new and exciting virtual distance learning programs for the new school year and learn how to book yours today.
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