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For years the Freedom Trail Players brought history to life for thousands of children along Boston’s Freedom Trail. Now, the Players are bringing the Freedom Trail to you — right in the classroom. Two actors take on multiple roles during the one-hour Freedom Trail Scholars program to educate and engage students about the events of the American Revolution. Presentations include the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, and Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride. This year, the program includes a NEW segment on the Battle of Bunker Hill, where students participate in recreating the events of that fateful day by taking on the battling roles of both British soldiers and Bostonian colonists.
The Freedom Trail Scholars incorporate students into the program, where they interact with the performers, read portions of important documents and declarations, and react to the historic events. A question and answer session follows the presentations. Teachers also have access to the Freedom Trail Scholars resource guide (lesson plans) and quizzes to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. Designed to match Massachusetts curriculum standards, it is an effective and fun way to help students learn and remember our history. Free for qualifying schools.
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