Resources & Opportunities for Educators

We support teachers with access to high quality educational resources and engaging and effective professional development opportunities. Scroll down to see which option is best for you.

Teacher resource guides. Teacher Resource Guides

Whether you’re bringing your students to visit our museum or simply looking for new activities to incorporate into your classroom, explore our modular pre- and post-visit materials, which are geared towards local and national standards. Each guide includes thematic overviews, high-quality images, contemporary connections, provocative questions and student handouts to complete your lessons.

Professional Development Workshops

Join fellow teachers for hands-on workshops, engaging discussions, and content-rich presentations exploring the American Revolution in both historical and contemporary contexts. You’ll leave with new ideas and new information about how you can incorporate the Revolution into your classrooms and student interactions.

Summer Teacher Institutes

Who says summers aren’t for learning? Join your colleagues from across the country in unique learning experiences focusing on the objects, people, stories and ideas of the American Revolution. The Museum and its staff will serve as your starting point for rich conversations, fun exploration, and hands-on opportunities to deepen your knowledge. You’ll leave with a toolkit of resources to take back to your classrooms and schools.

Finding Freedom National Teacher Advisory Group

Join a select group of diverse educators from across this country to help us shape a new online learning resource!

This year, the Museum is embarking on an ambitious project to place one of our in-gallery digital interactives online as a student and teacher resource! Finding Freedom tells the story of five people of African descent, all living in Virginia in 1781, on the eve of the Siege of Yorktown. Their diverse life experiences lift up the challenges and opportunities and difficult decisions faced by enslaved men and women seeking freedom in the midst of war. Help shape this learning resource by joining our Finding Freedom National Teacher Advisory Group.