The American Revolution Institute holds one-day workshops on the American Revolution at historic sites around the country, providing opportunities for teachers to expand their knowledge of the American Revolution, discuss strategies for teaching the subject with historians and fellow educators, and explore the Institute’s classroom resources. Instruction focuses on a specific theme related to the American Revolution, often connected to the history of the region where the workshop is held. Each workshop consists of a lecture on the chosen theme by a scholar associated with the Institute as well as presentations by Institute staff on classroom resources, and a guided tour of the host site connecting the local history to themes explored in the workshop. American Revolution Institute workshops are free to educators. Participating teachers receive confirmation of professional development hours.

Workshop themes typically relate to the American Revolution Institute’s Plan of Instruction on the American Revolution, which integrates effectively with the United States history standards in most states. Themes relate to the shaping of the Revolution, the Revolutionary War, the Revolutionary Republic, or the Legacy of the Revolution and address the constructive accomplishments of the American Revolution, usually in a manner closely tied to the history of the state or region where the workshop is held.

The Institute also participates in annual conferences sponsored by national and state organizations involved with American history education, including the National Conference for the Social Studies and the National Council for History Education, and their regional and state affiliates. Registration, fees, and professional development credits for attending these events are managed by the respective organizations.

In-person one-day workshops on the American Revolution have been suspended for the 2020-2021 school year due to the public health emergency. We look forward to resuming these workshops in the summer of 2021 if circumstances allow.  Contact us if you are interested in a virtual workshop for your school district, state, or region during the spring of 2021.

For more information, contact:

Stacia Smith
Director of Education
202.785.2040 x416

We encourage all our visitors to read Why the American Revolution Matters, our basic statement about the importance of the American Revolution. It outlines what every American should understand about the central event in American history.

We invite all teachers and school administrators involved with American history, civics, and social studies who have an interest in the American Revolution to join the Teaching Associates of the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati.