Crossroads offers resources to share New Jersey’s Revolutionary heritage with young people.
Bring our Revolutionary Neighbors into your classroom
Consult our ideas for integrating the stories of 18th century New Jerseyans in vocabulary, geography and writing curriculum.
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Field Trips and Living History in the Classroom
The New Jersey Militia Museum in Sea Girt offers the “New Jersey: Crossroads to Revolution” hands-on program.
The Jacobus Vanderveer House in Bedminster offers a variety of field trip programs for students of all ages.
Camden County Historical Society offers a Colonial Life program and tours of historic Pomona Hall.
Liberty Hall in Union offers a range of programs, including From Crown to Country, where students use period newspapers and documents and the guidance of costumed museum educators to become citizens of New Jersey in the 1770s and decide whether to pledge loyalty to the King, loyalty to Patriots or to remain neutral.
NJ History Alive brings living historians to your site to help students make a personal connection with Revolutionary heritage.
Wayne Historic House Museums offers a number of history-related school programs for different grade levels.
Historical Society of Princeton offers a variety of field trips and school programs for students.
History on the Hoof has a number of history-related programs that can immerse students in the topic they are learning about without ever leaving the classroom.
Madison Historical Society provides community outreach history programs to schools and scouts. Programs can be tailored to meet your needs.
The Metuchen-Edison Historical Society has many resources that can be used by teachers.
Monmouth County Historical Association has many field trip and in class history program options for teachers.
Red Bank Battlefield Park offers special tours to elementary and secondary schools, home schoolers, summer camps, scouts, and senior community centers and homes. Tours can be tailored to a variety of Early American history topics. Red Bank Park also offers scenic picnic pavilions for groups to relax and enjoy magnificent views of the Delaware River.
Homeschooling the Revolution
The Old Barracks Museum in Trenton offers virtual field trips with their Connecting to the Revolution program.
The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts in Madison offers virtual and live interactive programming for students, at home or in the classroom.
100+ American History Lessons and Activities for Homeschoolers offers ways to present a general overview of the American Revolution.
Student Awards and Contests
The Sons of the American Revolution presents several awards and scholarships yearly.
National History Day contest inspires students to conduct original historical research through project-based contests.