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Finding Freedom Teacher Resources Unit 4

Through primary source analysis, physical movement, video, and more, consider the risks, rewards and motivations for people of African descent who chose to resist their enslavement.
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Finding Freedom Teacher Resources Unit 5

Analyze an object, think about a common saying, and respond to writing prompts to consider how slavery could coexist with ideals of freedom, equality, and liberty.
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Discovering History: Memorialization at the Museum

Associate Curator Matthew Skic takes you through the stories of Revolutionary soldiers and officers such as Polish cavalryman Casimir Pulaski, Colonel Jonathan Pettibone, and Gershom Prince.
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Unit 6: The People and Perspectives in Between

Introduce students to the people that sought to remain neutral on the matter of independence, and those who saw benefits and challenges to supporting either side.
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Unit 7: Drafting the Declaration

Introduce students to the causes and rationale behind the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, as well as to its many audiences, both locally and abroad.
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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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A Revolutionary Summer

Throughout A Revolutionary Summer, the Museum's special events and exhibits offer visitors of all ages the opportunity to explore the American Revolution and its ongoing relevance.
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Artisan Workshop Series

Learn tricks of 18th-century trades and meet others while discovering new talents in making and doing. Then, try your hand at creating your own replica.
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Museum of the American Revolution Celebrates First Anniversary April 19-22

Named one of the “10 Best New Museums in the World” by Fodor’s Travel and one of the “10 New Museums You Have to Visit in 2018” by Travel Channel, Philadelphia’s new Museum of the American Revolution will celebrate its first anniversary on April 19 and invites the community to join the festivities.
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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian Annette Gordon-Reed to Discuss “Troublesome Histories” in Free Virtual Lecture, Sept. 24

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Annette Gordon-Reed, the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard University, will join the Museum of the American Revolution virtually on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 6 p.m. to examine how we can wrestle with—and have honest dialogue about—the complexities in our nation’s history.
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