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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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History Explorers Club: Spies of the Revolution

March 20, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join the Museum for a family-friendly History Explorers Club to learn about the spies of the American Revolution and discover who they were and all the ways they operated undercover.
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Two white male adolescents, both standing at a wooden table, interact with a play tea set. The adolescent on the left is pretending to pour tea into a silver teacup from a silver teapot. The adolescent on the right has his hand on the teacup saucer. Both are dressed in Revolutionary-era outfits.

History Explorers Club: Who Wears What: Picking Uniforms in the Revolutionary War

October 23, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Learn about the Revolutionary War wardrobe of uniforms, hats, dresses, and accessories to discover what you might have worn during the American Revolution at our family-friendly October History Explorers Club.
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Read the Revolution Speaker Series graphic featuring Frederike Baer's headshot and the cover of her book on Hessians.

Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Friederike Baer

May 12, 2022 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Join Dr. Friederike Baer at the Museum for a discussion on her new book, Hessians: German Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War, as part of our Read the Revolution Speaker Series.
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Fourth of July Weekend at the Museum

July 1-5, 2022
Join the Museum in historic Philadelphia for Independence Day with special events and activities for all ages to discover the American Revolution and its ongoing relevance over Fourth of July weekend.
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SOLD OUT | AmRev Seminar: The American Revolution 101

January 5, 12, 19, 26, and February 2, 2023 (5 weeks) from 7-8:30 p.m.
In this interactive seminar, we’ll explore the four questions at the heart of the Museum's core experience to learn about the origins, events, and people of the American Revolution through readings, virtual talks and tours, and class discussion.
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A watercolor depicts London, a person of African descent, with his trumpet lowered in his right hand. He is looking over his left shoulder toward a hill. On top of the hill, there is a fire and smoke. Running toward the hill are four British soldiers with their rifles pointed.

Finding Freedom Orientation & Case Study: London & Andrew (Virtual)

December 2, 2020 from 7-8:30 p.m.
In this free workshop, teachers can discover the Museum's new Finding Freedom online interactive feature and explore the resources and opportunities for using it in the classroom.
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A watercolor depicts Deborah and Harry, with their backs to the viewer, aboard a ship setting sail for Nova Scotia. They look out on men and women in the streets fighting for their freedom, as the Americans won the war. Many people were fighting for a place on the ships that were evacuating Loyalists.

Finding Freedom Orientation and Case Study: Deborah and Eve (Virtual)

December 16, 2020 from 7-8:30 p.m.
In this free workshop, teachers can discover the Museum's new Finding Freedom online interactive feature and explore the resources and opportunities for using it in the classroom.
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A watercolor depicts Jack, a person of African descent, crouching down with a rifle in his right hand. His left hand is lying on a rock and he is overlooking the countryside.

Finding Freedom Orientation and Case Study: Jack (Virtual)

January 21, 2021 from 7-8:30 p.m.
In this free workshop, teachers can discover the Museum's new Finding Freedom online interactive feature and explore the resources and opportunities for using it in the classroom.
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An Evening with Andrew Roberts, Author of The Last King of America

February 25, 2022 from 6-8 p.m.
Revolution Society and George Washington Council members are invited to a special evening with historian and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Andrew Roberts on his book, The Last King of America.
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