Alongside a trained Museum educator, student groups will discover stories of our nation’s founding brought to life in exciting and unique ways. From the stirrings of unrest in colonial Boston to the ratification of the Constitution, the revolution will become real for students who will explore its ideals and challenges firsthand.
Over the course of this program, students in grades 4-12 will:
- Learn about the major causes and events of the American Revolution, as well as the experiences of a wide-range of individuals from both sides of the conflict
- Follow the stories of Revolutionary war era soldiers, sailors, civilians, women, children, free and enslaved African Americans, Loyalists, and Revolutionaries
- Explore the Revolution via authentic objects and images, immersive environments, tableaus with life-sized figures, first and third person interpretation, and audiovisual technology
- Stand beneath a full-scale replica of Boston’s Liberty Tree and consider arguments for and against independence from England
- Climb aboard a privateer ship and learn about how the war was fought on both land and sea