Join me on a virtual field trip!

Lauren Tarshis

As I work on my Storyworks articles and I Survived books, I’m always wishing that I could bring your students along with me on my research journeys. And finally my dream is coming true. I am writing to you to invite you and your students to join me on a “virtual field trip” to the Museum of the American Revolution, an amazing new museum in Philadelphia.

The virtual field trip, called “Beyond the Battlefield,” is a 30-minute video extravaganza in which I take kids (and teachers!) behind the scenes of the museum.

They will delve into the background of the Revolution and War of Independence. They will see historical treasures. They will meet historians and hear stories of young people — like them — who were a part of America’s fight for freedom.

Our goal is to bring this exciting and frightening time in history to life for your students, to supplement your curriculum, and to open new doors of curiosity.

It’s a great companion to my book, I Survived the American Revolution, 1776. It also pairs perfectly with my March/April article “Blood, Smoke, and Freedom” (appearing in both Storyworks and Storyworks Jr.

The virtual field trip will be available for streaming starting on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. It's available to everyone—you don't need to be a Storyworks or Storyworks Jr. subscriber to participate!

Click here to register and you’ll receive a downloadable virtual field trip classroom kit and helpful reminders via email.

For more ideas for teaching the American Revolution, check out Top Teaching Blogger Mary Blow's fantastic post here. Her ideas are perfect for 4th grade and up, and especially for struggling older readers. Top Teaching Blogger Genia Connell also has a fantastic lesson plan to go along with the field trip here.

I can’t wait to hear what you think.

Huzzah! (That’s how they said “hooray!” in colonial times.)


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