Crown to Country: The History of our Fight for Independence

by  Liberty Hall Museum

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Museum educators in period dress will guide students on a virtual journey through Liberty Hall. In this historic setting, students will see artifacts from the collection, learn how the events leading up to the American Revolution shaped the difficult decisions faced by colonists, and debate whether they should support the patriot cause, remain loyal to King George III, or stay out of the conflict with the Quakers.

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Point to Point: $150.00
By Request: $150.00


50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod

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Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

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Booking Information

Program Availability: Monday – Friday; 10:00am-2:00pm: Programs must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please contact the museum at hgaston@kean.edu or 908-527-0400 to discuss the museum's cancellation policy.

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Liberty Hall Museum

Union, New Jersey
United States

Liberty Hall Museum, a historic house and gardens museum in Union, New Jersey and the state's premier in-person and virtual field trip destination, offers a diverse array of virtual school programs and lifelong learner experiences designed to enlighten and inform all curious minds.

Whether you are playing with toys from over 200 years ago with your school class, studying the plants in our historic greenhouses with your scout troop, or engaging with a presentation about Liberty Hall’s powerful women at your local library, Liberty Hall Museum provides the unique opportunity to see, touch, and relive history.

Our school programs meet a variety of Common Core and New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards and all our programs are conducted by museum educators who share a genuine love of this museum. Liberty Hall’s historians and staff are dedicated to ensuring that every visitor who visits the museum leaves with a greater appreciation for our nation and our state’s history.

Hannah Gaston

Program Details


1. Introduction
2. Learn about William Livingston's colonial world and lifestyle
3. Explanation of American Revolution and the three main sides of the conflict
4. Discuss causes of the war including geography and taxes
5. Explore the unsung heroes of the war including women and enslaved people
6. Debate and choose which side of the war the students would want to join


At the end of this program students will be able to:
1. Recognize the motivations that led the colonists to declare war on Great Britain
2. Gain an understanding of the typical lifestyle of an American colonist
3. Compare and contrast the reasons a colonist would join the Patriot, Loyalist, or Quaker side of the Revolution
4. Engage in a discussion regarding the often underrepresented groups of people who were vital to the war effort

Standards Alignment

National Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.SL.1a -- Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.SL.3 -- Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.SL.4 -- Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

State Standards

New Jersey State History Standards:

6.1.5.HistoryCC.1: Analyze key historical events from the past to explain how they led to the creation of the state of New Jersey and the United States.
6.1.5. HistoryCC.3. Use multiple sources to describe how George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Governor William Livingston have impacted state and national governments over time.
6.1.5.HistoryCC.7: Evaluate the initial and lasting impact of slavery using sources that represent multiple perspectives.
6.1.5.HistoryCC.14: Compare the practice of slavery and indentured servitude in Colonial labor systems.
6.1.5.HistoryCA.1: Craft an argument, supported with historical evidence, for how factors such as demographics (e.g., race, gender, religion, and economic status) affected social, economic, and political opportunities during the Colonial era.
6.1.5.GeoPP.3: Use geographic models to describe how human movement relates to the location of natural resources and sometimes results in conflict.
6.1.5.GeoSV.5: Use geographic data to examine how the search for natural resources resulted in conflict and cooperation among European colonists and Native American resulting in changes to conditions.
6.1.5.EconEM.6: Explain the system of mercantilism and its impact on the economies of the colonies and European countries.
6.1.5.EconNM.1: Explain the ways in which the government pays for the goods and services it provides.