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History Through A Looking Glass


Georgia Revolutionary War Soldier

Army life during the American Revolution was hardship and suffering.  Hear about this historic time from letters and diaries of the soldier's who lived it.  With a visit from a soldier in Washington's Army, you will get a feel for what it was like during the birth of our nation. 

Accompanying this program is a large collection of artifacts and everyday reproduction items which will allow the audience the opportunity to hold history in their hands.  This award winning program is a lesson in history you will not soon forget. 

Enjoyed by all ages.

Georgia Standards for Revolutionary War Program




Grade Four:

SS4H1 Explain the causes, events, and results of the American Revolution.

a. Trace the events that shaped the revolutionary movement in America: French and Indian War, 1765 Stamp Act, the slogan “no taxation without representation,” the activities of the Sons of Liberty, the activities of the Daughters of Liberty, Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.

b. Describe the influence of key individuals and groups during the American Revolution: King George III, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Benedict Arnold, Patrick Henry, John Adams, Paul Revere, and Black regiments.

c. Describe the major events of the American Revolution and explain the factors leading to American victory and British defeat; include the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Saratoga, and Yorktown.

d. Explain the writing of the Declaration of Independence; include who wrote it, how it was written, why it was necessary, and how it was a response to tyranny and the abuse of power.



Grade Eight:

SS8H3 Analyze the role of Georgia in the American Revolutionary Era.

a. Explain the causes of the American Revolution as they impacted Georgia; include the French and Indian War, Proclamation of 1763, and the Stamp Act.

b. Interpret the three parts of the Declaration of Independence (preamble, grievances, and declaration) and identify the three Georgia signers of the document.

c. Analyze the significance of the Loyalists and Patriots as a part of Georgia’s role in the Revolutionary War; include the Battle of Kettle Creek and Siege of Savannah.


Grades 9 - 12:

SSUSH3 Analyze the causes of the American Revolution.

a. Explain how the French and Indian War and the 1763 Treaty of Paris laid the groundwork for the American Revolution.

b. Explain colonial response to the Proclamation of 1763, the Stamp Act, and the Intolerable Acts as seen in the Sons and Daughters of Liberty and the Committees of Correspondence.

c. Explain the importance of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense to the movement for independence. 


SSUSH4 Analyze the ideological, military, social, and diplomatic aspects of the American Revolution.

a. Investigate the intellectual sources, organization, and argument of the Declaration of Independence including the role of Thomas Jefferson and the Committee of Five.

b. Explain the reason for and significance of the French alliance and other foreign assistance including the diplomacy of Benjamin Franklin and John Adams.

c. Analyze George Washington as a military leader, including but not limited to the influence of Baron von Steuben, the Marquis de LaFayette, and the significance of Valley Forge in the creation of a professional military.

d. Investigate the role of geography at the Battles of Trenton, Saratoga, and Yorktown.

e. Examine the roles of women, American Indians, and enslaved and free Blacks in supporting the war effort.

f. Explain the significance of the Treaty of Paris, 1783.