Life as a Patriot Soldier

Grades 5-8

Group Limit: one classroom
Length: Live, interactive 1-hour program
Cost: $100 per program, discounts available for Priority and Title I School Districts

To Schedule: email education_assistant@chs.org
or call (860) 236-5621 ext. 232

Explore the life of a Patriot soldier! In this program, students use a variety of sources, including visual art and memoirs from the American Revolution, to discover how the experiences of most soldiers differed from the ideal. Students examine reproduction artifacts and participate in replica military drills to learn about the clothing, equipment, and discipline of a Revolutionary War soldier. 

Students will be able to:

1. Compare information provided by different historical sources about the lives of Patriot soldiers during the American Revolution. (CT HIST 5.6; CCSS R1, RS2, RS4)

2. Evaluate historical sources about the American Revolution, considering the maker, date, place of origin, intended audience, and purpose to judge the extent to which they are reliable. (CT HIST 5.8; CCSS R7, S&L2, RS1, RS6)

This project has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Additional funding was provided through the generous support of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Connecticut

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