The Revolutionary War Soldier's Load: Profiles of an Army - FREE

by  National Museum of the U.S. Army

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Over 200,000 Americans served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. These diverse individuals came together to eventually form a functioning and professional Army. Join us to explore how American patriots worked together to create the Continental Army by examining the uniforms, equipment, and weapons of Revolutionary War Soldiers.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $0.00


This program is free.


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family

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Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

Booking Information

This program can be reserved Monday - Sunday, 9 - 3:30 p.m. EDT.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to the start of the program.

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National Museum of the U.S. Army

Fort Belvoir, VA
United States

The National Museum of the United States Army provides the only comprehensive portrayal of Army history and traditions through the eyes of the American Soldier. Through preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting invaluable artifacts, the National Army Museum creates learning opportunities for all visitors and bonds the American people to their oldest military service.

We are America’s Army Museum.

Program Details


This program guides participants through an examination of primary sources and artifacts to learn more about the different people that made up the Continental Army. Participants will be encouraged to answer questions based on demonstrations and artifact analysis. Time will be allowed for questions and answers.


At the end of the lesson, students will be better able to:

- Identify uniforms, weapons, and equipment used by Revolutionary War Soldiers and describe their functions.
- Describe how Soldiers using the objects carried out the Continental Army’s mission
- Summarize how Soldiers endured hardships and overcame challenges.
- List examples of non-traditional social groups that contributed to the creation of the Continental Army and ultimately American independence.

Standards Alignment

National Standards


Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

State Standards

Hisory and Social Science Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools

VS.5. – The student will demonstrate an understanding of the role of Virginia in the American Revolution by

- identifying the reasons why the colonies went to war with Great Britain, as expressed in the Declaration of Independence;
- identifying the various roles of American Indians, whites, enslaved African Americans, and free African Americans in the Revolutionary War era, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, the Marquis de Lafayette, and James Lafayette;
- identifying the importance of the American victory at Yorktown;