Beyond the Battlefield: A Virtual Field Trip to the Museum of the American Revolution

Author Lauren Tarshis hosts a virtual field trip to the Museum of the American Revolution. Tarshis takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour stopping along the way to check out exhibits and interview Revolutionary War experts that work in the museum. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Take the virtual tour at the start of a unit that covers the American Revolution 
  • Pose discussion questions as a written assignment or on a classroom blog 
  • Check out books from the I Survived series for pupils to read after they complete other tasks 
Classroom Considerations

  • Each participant needs a digital learning device with internet access
  • The kit requires printing—the number of pages depends on which grade level you teach 
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Provides links to additional virtual field trips 
  • Offers several ideas to extend the learning experience
  • Comes with a kit and FAQ sheet to aide in the teaching process 
Cons

  • The author's written work is heavily promoted