Story of a Free-Born Black Family Personifying Ideals of the American Revolution

Students are invited to immerse themselves in the Museum of the American Revolution’s virtual tour of the special exhibition Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia. The 360-degree panoramic gallery and guided audio tour explore the story of free Black Philadelphian James Forten and his descendants as they navigated cross-racial relationships in Philadelphia during the American Revolution to become leaders in the abolition and women’s suffrage movements.

Thomas Jefferson’s Ice Cream Recipe

Thomas Jefferson’s complicated legacy encompasses his roles as an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third President of the United States. Jefferson was also an enthusiastic “foodie,” with a willingness to try new cuisine and an interest in kitchen gadgets.

Flag Day, An American Holiday—June 14, 2024

How does the American flag make “one out of many”? The Meaning of Flag Day explores the history and significance of the American flag with selections from American writers and statesmen, including Francis Scott Key, Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, and John McCain.

App Exploring How World War I Changed America

The Doughboy Foundation’s World War I Memorial “Virtual Explorer” app brings a “walk-around-inside-it” digital 3D model of the National WWI Memorial to students, at home or in classrooms, using iOS or Android smartphones and tablets.

Exhibit Bringing to Life Ordinary People Who Experienced the American Revolution

American independence was won on the battlefield by brave volunteers willing to sacrifice everything for an ideal, a hope, and the promise of liberty. As tensions mounted across the Thirteen Colonies, the entire Revolutionary Generation was faced with a difficult choice: to pledge loyalty to the Patriot cause and the prospect of a new nation, or to remain loyal to the King as subjects of the British Empire.

AI-Enhanced Experiences Unveiling the Secrets of History and Science

TimeLooper is taking immersive storytelling to the next level through the power of generative artificial intelligence (AI). TimeLooper’s AI-powered experiences open doors to endless possibilities, combining advanced technologies such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), projection mapping, and holograms. Prepare to embark on a journey where history, science, and culture come alive.

Education Initiative Promoting Civic Literacy and Engagement

As the nation’s record keeper and home of the founding documents of the United States, the National Archives is uniquely positioned to promote civic literacy and engagement. By studying examples of civic engagement in the past, students will better understand their rights and responsibilities and be prepared to participate in their communities in the present.