Life at War: Everyday People in the American Revolution

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

In this program, students investigate the daily lives of people living in the colonies during the American Revolution. By examining historical paintings and considering excerpts from letters and memoirs, students will gain insight into these experiences and learn how the war affected those at home and on the battlefield.  

Students will be able to:

1. Examine primary and secondary source accounts from multiple perspectives to empathize with the experiences of a wide range of people living in the colonies during the American Revolution. (CT HIST 5.4, 5.6; CCSS R1, R7, S&L2, L4, RS2, RS4, RS7)

2. Compare and contrast the experiences of men at war and men and women on the home-front during the American Revolution. (CT HIST 5.4, 5.6, 8.3; CCSS R1, S&L2, RS1)

This program has been made possible in part by a 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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