Collections for the Classroom presents thematic selections from the library and museum collections of the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati featuring the people, places and ideas central to understanding and appreciating the achievements of the American Revolution. Each of these collections features digitized images and descriptions of maps, manuscripts, graphic arts, official military documents and artifacts organized by topic as presented to teachers at workshops, conferences and our Master Teachers Seminar. Classroom analysis of these primary and secondary source materials can offer teachers and their students unique insight in their interpretation of the Revolution itself and of our independence, our republic, our national identity and our highest ideals.


Boom and Zoom

Two Rivers Public Charter School, American Revolution Institute
Washington, D.C.
May 2020

America’s First Veterans and the Legacy of the Women of the Revolution

Florida Teacher Workshop, Sarasota Middle School
Sarasota, Florida
April 2020

Remembering the Ladies

30th Annual National Council for History Education Conference
Cleveland, Ohio
March 2020

Remembering America’s First Veterans

Virginia Teacher Workshop, Fredericksburg Area Museum
Fredericksburg, Virginia
November 2019


America’s First Veterans

Weekly Teacher Workshops,
American Revolution Institute
Washington, D.C.
November 2019—March 2020

American “Notions of Independence”

53rd Annual Virginia Conference for Social Studies Educators
Williamsburg, Virginia
October 2019

The Property of the Nation: George Washington’s Tomb, Mount Vernon, and the Memory of the First President

Educator Book Club,
American Revolution Institute
Washington, D.C.
October 2019—December 2019

John Laurens and the Tradition of Civic Engagement

New Hampshire and Massachusetts Teacher Workshop,
American Independence Museum

Exeter, New Hampshire
October 2019


Revolutionary South Carolina and “A Vindictive Asperity Not Easily Restrained”

South Carolina Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference
Greenville, South Carolina
September 2019

Washington at War

Weekly Teacher Workshop,
American Revolution Institute
Washington, D.C.
August 2019

Darly Rebuses

Master Teachers Seminar,
American Revolution Institute
Washington, D.C.
July 2019