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From Rebels to Patriots




How did a group of colonial rebels defeat the greatest military empire in the western world and become patriotic citizens of a new nation? Students will critically analyze reproduction objects of everyday American soldiers and civilians, creatively debate issues that led to revolution and war, and learn the roles that famous Virginians played in winning independence.



“This was a wonderful way for the students to review prior info, see new objects, and to clarify facts learned in class. Being able to see and touch made history come alive for them.” ~4th grade teacher, Richmond City Schools


2008 & 2015 SOLs:

VS.1; VS.5; USI.1; USI.5; USI.6

To book a tour or program, contact reservations:

(757) 253-4939 • (888) 868-7593 • fax (757) 253-4997 • group.reservations@jyf.virginia.gov

Consult the Outreach Checklist to prepare for our visit.