Forge Hands-On Activities and Social Projects


Cook up a batch of firecake and eat like the soldiers did at Valley Forge.

The Valley Forge National Historic Park Curriculum Guide (pdf)

Visit The Classroom Bookshelf website which offers a book review, teaching invitations, and further explorations in relation to FORGE.

There are few visible reminders of the African Americans who fought for the American Revolution. Valley Forge has one of the country’s rare historical markers that honor their contribution: Patriots of African Descent Marker at Valley Forge

Design your own monuments to the challenges and triumphs of African Americans during the Revolution. What would it look like? Where would you put it? Why?

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