Select a mystery character. Then find the objects that hold the key to their identity. Are you up for a challenge?
Use this guide to enhance your visit! It highlights the service and sacrifice of generations of American men and women, provides an exhibit overview, and directs you to activity stations in the exhibition. This document is in PDF format and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
For Visiting School Groups
The Museum invites students to connect with people, ideas, and events of the past through an exciting array of standards-based programs. Visit our School Visits page for more informaiton.
Gallery interpreters will be stationed throughout the exhibition and in a special interactive area in the War of Independence section on a regular basis
For In-Classroom Learning
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War teachers manual
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Supporting Videos and Individual Lessons
Wars of Expansion
The Civil War
World War II
September 11 and Its Aftermath
Supporting Materials and Worksheets
Section I - War of Independence
Lesson 1: Lexington and Concord -- Historical Interpretation (PDF)
Lesson 2: Who's In Camp? (PDF)
Lesson 3: General George Washington, Military Leader (PDF)
Section II - Wars of Expansion
Section III - The Civil War
Voices of Bull Run Unit
"Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"
Section IV - World War II
Section V - Cold War/Vietnam
Section VI - September 11 and Its Aftermath
Supporting Images and Worksheets
Supporting Materials (8.8 MB Zip)
Download creative and engaging strategies to help students learns how wars have been defining moments in both the history of the nation and the lives of individual Americans. For grades 5–12. These documents are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader.