Historical Perspectives on the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia brings the causes, events, and ideas of the American Revolution to life through immersive and creative programming for people of all ages and diverse life experiences. The well-researched, high-quality programs and learning resources draw on the museum’s collection and exhibits to present multiple historical perspectives through the eyes of real people who lived during the American Revolution. Educators and students are invited to explore this rich and complicated era—and its connections to the world today—through virtual encounters with objects, documents, stories, and people. The thematic classroom-based programs provide an in-depth look into Thinking Like a Historian, Feeding the Army: an Economics Dilemma, and Whose Liberty? African Americans in the American Revolution. A Multimedia Timeline of the American Revolution and a Virtual Field Trip, created in partnership with Scholastic, extend the museum’s work beyond its walls.
For decades, animated children’s stories included negative stereotypes of indigenous people. Now three new cartoons are reaching children with realistic portrayals on the small screen—where they consume most of their media. In the United States and Latin America, Netflix is running the animated film Pachamama. The Cartoon Network series Victor and Valentino features two half brothers in a fictitious Mesoamerican village, exploring myths that come to life.
Just in time for National Constitution Day (September 17), the National Constitution Center has a new initiative for constitutional education and civil dialogue. Through the Center’s Classroom Exchanges program, teachers engage students in dialogue and deepen their constitutional knowledge.
The 1619 Project,inaugurated with a special issue of The New York Times Magazine, reframes US history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as the nation’s foundational date. The Project is a collection of essays and literary works observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.