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Timeline Teacher Resources

View the companion teacher guide for the Museum's Timeline of the American Revolution that features a variety of activities to help students learn about the Revolutionary era and the ongoing Revolution.
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About the Museum

Learn more about the Museum of the American Revolution in historic Philadelphia.
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Troubleshooting the Timeline App for Use Offline

Learn how to troubleshoot the offline Timeline of the American Revolution App.
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Play Whist, a Revolutionary Card Game

Try your hand at Whist, one of the most popular card games of the 1700s, a four-player card game that people played in taverns and around campfires during the Revolutionary War.
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This graphic depicts a lightbulb and, by clicking, will provide you with short essays that put the stories of Andrew, Deborah, Eve, Jack, and London into historical context.

Liberty Exhibit Big Ideas

Explore these short framing essays to discover how the works of historical artist Don Troiani bring the compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events of the American Revolution to life.
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Big Idea 3: African American Freedom and Community, 1780-1813

Learn more about how enslaved people and free people of African descent used the promises of the American Revolution to fight for their rights and freedoms as the young United States grew.
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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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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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Makers Reflect on the True Colours Flag Project

Hear from the makers and seamstresses who brought a "suit of colours," a full set of flags carried by ships during the Revolutionary War, to life for the Museum's True Colours Flag Project.
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Pension Project

The Museum's Pension Project asks veterans to reflect on similarities and differences between their service and that of people over two centuries ago by pairing Revolutionary War pensions with today's generation of veterans.
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