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Summer Reading List: 2022 Young Readers Edition

Check out the Museum education team's 2022 summer reading list selections for young readers ages 6-12.
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This image shows the book cover of Sealed with Blood: War, Sacrifice, and Memory in Revolutionary America by Sarah Purcell. The title and Sarah’s name are written at the bottom of the cover in front of a watercolor image of a battle during the American Revolution.

Sealed with Blood

This excerpt from Sarah Purcell argues shared experiences of the Revolutionary War offered Americans an opportunity to create a sense of national identity
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This image depicts the book cover of A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley by Jane Kamensky. The title of the book is written in yellow with a red background in the middle of the image. Above that, there is an image of John Singleton Copley’s eyes looking at the viewer. Below the title is an image of a Revolutionary battle—the central figure being a woman with a baby in her arms and her young son by her side fleeing from the action of the battle.

A Revolution in Color

This excerpt from Jane Kamensky provides an introduction into the world of artist John Singleton Copley and of the American Revolution as seen by him.
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Past And Prologue by Michael Hattem

Past and Prologue

Read an excerpt from Michael Hattem's book, Past and Prologue: Politics and Memory in the American Revolution.
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British and French Swords

View two intricately decorated small swords, one of which was made in France and other in England.
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Finding Freedom Teacher Resources Unit 7

Create a mind map, examine a historical image, and engage in creative writing to explore people of African descent’s experiences of the Revolutionary War.
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Discovering History: Baroness von Riedesel

Learn the fascinating but little-known story of Baroness von Riedesel with a video presentation from Hannah Boettcher, the Museum’s Manager of Special Programs.
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Unit 1: Understanding the British Empire

Introduce students to the scope, depth, and diversity of British North America and the British Empire in the years preceding the Declaration of Independence.
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A young female visitor draws a picture. Behind her is a 13-star flag, which was part of the Museum's 2019 summer exhibition, A New Constellation.

Design Your Own Flag Craft

Download our printable PDF worksheet and instructions below to learn what some of the symbols mean and then create a flag of your own.
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Guests interact with the Finding Freedom interactive in the galleries.

About Finding Freedom

The Museum of the American Revolution's online interactive feature, Finding Freedom, explores the stories of African American men and women in war-torn Virginia.
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