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Big Idea 5: Native American Soldiers and Scouts

Learn more about the different strategies Native American communities and nations chose as some tried to remain neutral, others actively sided with the British, and a smaller number allied with the Revolutionaries.
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History Museums’ Super Bowl Wager to Be Fulfilled April 17

A wager made in the spirit of friendly competition in the weeks leading up to Super Bowl LII will soon be fulfilled at the Museum of the American Revolution. Wearing Philadelphia Eagles gear, President of the Massachusetts Historical Society Catherine Allgor will deliver a speech defending Philadelphia – not Boston – as the true American “Cradle of Liberty” on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Noon.
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Book cover for Liberty is Sweet: The Hidden History of the American Revolution by Woody Holton.

Liberty is Sweet

Read an excerpt from Woody Holton's book, Liberty is Sweet: The Hidden History of the American Revolution.
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General George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters tent on display at the Museum

Celebrate Presidents Day Weekend with the Whole Family, Feb. 12 - 15

Take a virtual tour of the “First Oval Office,” make your own inaugural button, and learn about the people who made George Washington’s presidency possible.
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Museum Honors Nation’s First Veterans during Veterans Day Weekend

During Veteran's Day Weekend, the Museum will honor American's first veterans as well as those who have served and continue to serve our nation today.
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Virtual Panel Discussion on Women’s Rights and the Enduring American Revolution, Oct. 13

Presented by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and the Museum of the American Revolution Coincides with the Museum’s When Women Lost the Vote Exhibit
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Finding Freedom: Teacher Resources

Access modular activities and ready-made worksheets to help your students dig deeper into the stories of people of African descent in the colonial and Revolutionary Eras in the Finding Freedom digital interactive.
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Virtual Storytime: Saving the Liberty Bell by Megan McDonald

Watch as the Museum's Rebecca Franco, Family Programs Manager, reads aloud Saving the Liberty Bell, written by Megan McDonald and illustrated by Marsha Gray Carrington, with permission from Atheneum Books/Simon and Schuster.
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Unit 3: Timelining Independence

Introduce students to the events leading up to independence, helping them place the spring and summer of 1776 within a larger context of political/diplomatic and military events that would shape decision-making.
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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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