Members - Photographs of the Fall meeting are now available on the Members Only side of the web site.
2019 Master Teachers Seminar applications– The American Revolution Institute is accepting applications until February 22, 2019 for the 2019 Masters Teachers Seminar scheduled for July 8 – 12 in Washington D.C. This is a weeklong residential program for middle school and high school teachers focusing on the American Revolution. The Master Teachers Seminar is held each summer at Anderson House, the headquarters of the Society of the Cincinnati in Washington D.C. The seminar includes a series of morning lectures and discussions about teaching the Revolution, followed by afternoon sessions working with the rich resources in the Institute’s library and museum collections to develop lesson plans on the individual aspects of the American Revolution. The best of those lessons – credited to their authors – will be published on the Institute website. Teachers chosen to participate in the seminar will receive a stipend for travel to and from Washington D.C. and be treated to meals and lodging at Anderson House. Additionally, each participant will receive a letter documenting sixty hours of professional development. For more information visit the American Revolution Institute at: https://www.americanrevolutioninstitute.org/professional-development/master-teachers-seminar/
Recent Revolutionary Era Books
- Nathaniel Philbrick, In the Hurricane’s Eye, The genius of George Washington and the victory at Yorktown (Viking Press of Penguin Random House, 2018)
- Patrick Spero, Frontier Rebels, The Fight for Independence in the American West 1765 – 1776 (W.W. Norton & Co., 2018)
- Mary Stockwell Unlikely General, “Mad” Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America (Yale University Press, 2018)
- Craig Bruce Smith, American Honor: the creation of the nation’s ideals during the revolutionary era (University of North Carolina Press, 2018)
- Eric Hinderaker, Boston’s Massacre (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017)
- Carol Berkin, A Sovereign People, Crises of the 1790’s and the birth of American Nationalism (Basic Books, 2017)
- Patrick K. O’Donnell, Washington’s Immortals, The untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution (Grove Press, 2016)
- Kate Elizabeth Brown, Alexander Hamilton and the Development of American Law (University Press of Kansas, 2017)
The Museum of the American Revolution - in Philadelphia is open during the partial government shut-down. If you have not visited this museum yet, now would be a great time to stop in. You must see the featured George Washington War Tent. What a great piece of history! There are several interactive exhibits. Be a part of the team to learn the process of loading and firing an 18th century cannon. What a blast!!!