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Program Flyer: The Pursuit of Liberty, Virginia and the American Revolution

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Content Provider   HistoryConnects from the Virginia Historical Society  2012-13 Honorable Mention
Contact Information   Evan Liddiard
eliddiard@vahistorical.org
428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA  23220
United States
Phone: (804) 342-9689
Program Type   Individual Program
Program Rating      based on 30 evaluation(s).
Target Audience   Education: Grade(s): 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, University, Public Library: Library Patrons, Retirement Communities
Maximum Number of Participants   No maximum, but we suggest no more than 30.
Minimum Number of Participants   1
Primary Disciplines   Fine Arts, Language Arts/English, Problem Solving, Social Studies/History, Standards
Secondary Disciplines   Fine Arts, Language Arts/English, Problem Solving, Social Studies/History
Program Description   In 1763 Virginia stood as one of the central colonies in Great Britain's empire. Twenty years later the Treaty of Paris was signed, ending a military and social revolution. Our understanding of freedom, liberty, patriotism, and nation today is directly related to the roles Virginians played in establishing American independence.

This program examines the economic and government structure of colonial Virginia, explores the impacts of British taxes and tariffs on the colonials, and investigates the roles of Virginians in declaring independence and waging the Revolutionary War. The audience will examine specific individuals and situations to promote an understanding of the wartime experiences of Virginians, and those who served in Virginia, during the war. Famous Virginians such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Mason will be discussed as well as lesser known individuals like Anna Maria Lane and James Lafayette.

The interactive program will use primary sources including manuscripts, maps, and portraits, along with replica artifacts to examine the change in Virginia from a British colony to a state in the newly formed Republic.
Program Format   1. The program begins with an introduction to the economic and government structure of colonial Virginia.
2. The educator and the audience will discuss the causes and results of the French-Indian war, and the effects on the North American colonists. Particular attention will be paid to the colonial response to the sugar, stamp, and tea acts.
3. The program will look at the creation of the Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionary War, with an emphasis of the Battle of Yorktown.
4. The educator will share and discuss the primary sources and replica artifacts associated with the Revolutionary War.
5. The audience will examine specific individuals and situations to promote an understanding of the wartime experiences of famous and everyday Virginians, and those who served in Virginia, during the war.
6. The program will end with time for a Questions and Answers period.
Objectives   The participant will be able to:
- explain the difference between primary and secondary sources;
- identify the primary causes of the American Revolutionary War;
- identify the effects of the French-Indian war;
- identify major figures from the time period;
- understand the effect the American Revolutionary War had on the world
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns   National
U.S. History
NS 5-12
Era 3 Revolution and the New Nation (1754 - 1820s)
Standard 1: The causes of the American Revolution, the ideas and interests involved in forging the revolutionary movement, and the reasons for the American victory.
Standard 2: The impact of the American Revolution on politics, economy, and society.
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns   Virginia
History
VS.4 - The student will demonstrate knowledge of life in the Virginia colony by:
d) describing how money, barter, and credit were used;
e) describing everyday life in colonial Virginia.
VS 5-The student will demonstrate knowledge of the role of Virginia in the American Revolution by
a) identifying the reasons why the colonies went to war with Great Britain, as expressed in the Declaration of Independence;
b) identifying the various roles played by whites, enslaved African Americans, free African Americans, and American Indians in the Revolutionary War era, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and James Lafayette;
VS 6- The student will demonstrate knowledge of the role of Virginia in the establishment of the new American nation by
a) explaining why George Washington is called the “Father of Our Country” and James Madison is called the “Father of the Constitution.”b) identifying the ideas of George Mason and Thomas Jefferson as expressed in the Virginia Declaration of Rights and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom.

USI.5- The student will demonstrate knowledge of the factors that shaped colonial America by
d) identifying the political and economic relationships between the colonies and Great Britain.
USI.6- The student will demonstrate knowledge of the causes and results of the American Revolution by
a) identifying the issues of dissatisfaction that led to the American Revolution;
b) identifying how political ideas shaped the revolutionary movement in America and led to the Declaration of Independence;
c) describing key events and the roles of key individuals in the American Revolution, with emphasis on George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Patrick Henry;
d) explaining reasons why the colonies were able to defeat Great Britain.
Program Length   50-60 minutes
By Request   This program is available by request ONLY
Date/Time Notes   Programs are available Monday through Thursday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern time.

If these times do not work for your group, please contact Evan Liddiard at eliddiard@vahistorical.org and we will make every effort to find a convenient time for your program.
Program Cost   Multipoint Cost: $100.00
Point to Point Cost: $100.00
By Request Cost: $100.00
Program Fee Notes   This program is offered at $50 to schools within the state of Virginia.
Cancellation Policy   We will not charge for programs canceled due to inclement weather conditions. A full refund will be granted to sites that cancel more than 48 hours in advance.
Is recording allowed?   No
Program Delivery Mode(s)   Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Skype, iChat, FieldTripZoom, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)
Minimum Technology Specifications for sites connecting to this provider   All schools will dial into the VHS.

We require a test call one week prior to the videoconference session.

IP address: 38.68.255.194

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