The American Revolution: Don’t Tread on Me
Step into the lives of American Patriots as they wage the battle for freedom. This “come as you are” war was fought by men and women, wealthy and poor, farmers and merchants. From the simplest solider to the grandest officer, students will meet the individuals who enabled the birth of our nation. These personal stories, along with an examination of artifacts and period clothing, will provide students a hands-on experience with Colonial America.
World War II focuses on the Quartermaster soldier, changing women’s roles during and after the war, and the Holocaust. Students handle World War II artifacts and try on period uniforms and clothing; educators share WWII soldiers’ personal stories. In addition to addressing SOLs, the program encourages students to investigate their own histories by demonstrating that history is learned not only in school or from text books.