A self-guide to The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Use this guide to enhance your visit! It highlights the service and sacrifice of generations of American men and women, provides an exhibit overview, and directs you to activity stations in the exhibition. This document is in PDF format and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
For Visiting School Groups
The Museum invites students to connect with people, ideas, and events of the past through an exciting array of standards-based programs. Visit our School Visits page for more informaiton.
Gallery interpreters will be stationed throughout the exhibition and in a special interactive area in the War of Independence section on a regular basis.
For In-Classroom Learning
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War teacher’s manual
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Supporting Videos and Individual Lessons
- War of Independence
- Wars of Expansion
- The Civil War
- World War II
- Cold War/Vietnam
- September 11 and Its Aftermath
Supporting Materials and Worksheets
Section I - War of Independence
- Lesson 1: Lexington and Concord -- Historical Interpretation
- Lesson 2: Who's In Camp?
- Lesson 3: General George Washington, Military Leader
Section II - Wars of Expansion
- Lesson 4: Conflicting Voices of the Mexican War
- Lesson 5: Two Perspectives on the Battle of Little Bighorn/Greasy Grass
Section III - The Civil War
- A Civil War Mystery Posters
- Civil War Teaching Poster PowerPoint
- Lesson 6: John Brown's Legacy
- Lesson 7: Women's Role in the War Effort
- Lesson 8: Comparing Confederate and Union Soldiers
Voices of Bull Run Unit
"Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"
- Theater, Leadership, and Local Stories Project Guide
- Theater, Leadership, and Local Stories Extra Handouts
Section IV - World War II
- Lesson 9: Mobilizing Children
- Lesson 10: Changing Gender Roles on the Home Front
- Lesson 11: Battle of the Bulge -- Americans Respond to a German Surprise
Section V - Cold War/Vietnam
- Lesson 12: The Cuban Missile Crisis
- Lesson 13: POW's
- Lesson 14: The Soldier's Experience - Vietnam versus World War I
Section VI - September 11 and Its Aftermath
Supporting Images and Worksheets
Download creative and engaging strategies to help students learns how wars have been defining moments in both the history of the nation and the lives of individual Americans. For grades 5ï¿½12. These documents are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader.