Teacher Resource Guides
Use our modular pre- and post-visit materials – including thematic units, high-quality images, contemporary connections and provocative questions – to round out your students’ visit to our museum.
Can’t visit? These activities can easily be incorporated into your current classroom or home learning plans. Explore more digital Museum resources for online learning.
Through Their Eyes: Major Causes and Events of the American Revolution
Explore the stories of African American men and women in war-torn Virginia with the Museum's MUSE Award-winning Finding Freedom online interactive, which draws from a variety of historical sources and contemporary analysis to try to understand the lives and decisions of five real people of African descent living in Virginia in 1781, as the British and American armies battle across the state. Their stories are told through research-based first-person narratives.Explore Resources
Season of Independence
Explore the spread of support for American independence from January to July of 1776 and encounter the perspectives of real men and women on all sides of the debate with the Museum's Season of Independence online interactive, which presents the voices of those who supported independence, disagreed, and hoped to avoid a war altogether.Explore Resources
Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War
Immerse yourself in the dramatic and research-based works of nationally renowned historical artist Don Troiani to bring the compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events of the American Revolution to life in the Museum's special exhibition (on view through Sept. 5, 2022) and 360-degree virtual tour, Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War.Explore Resources
Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia
Created for our temporary exhibition, Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia, which ran from Oct. 2018 through March 2019. Explores Alexander Hamilton’s life, revolutionary Philadelphia, and the challenges and difficult decisions involved in the creation of a new nation.Thematic Units Supplemental Materials