The Traveling Trunk Program now constitutes about 24 SAR members or chapters in Georgia that host a collection of colonial era artifact reproductions for use in school, seniors, heritage, and government presentations and displays. Atlanta Chapter member Terry Manning has the largest display in Georgia which requires 3 6-foot tables in five trunks to fully present all of the items collected. The program typically runs 30 to 45 minutes and stresses the life style of our American founders related to their dress, eating practices, weapons, trading practices with the Indians, toys, cooking implements, etc. Various parts of the program can be stressed or deleted depending upon the audience and time frame allowed. The program is presented in the attire of a Revolutionary War soldier of the Continental line.
The Atlanta Chapter is proud to have many of our members available to deliver talks on a wide variety of subjects. Compatriot Manning is one of our more prolific speakers and has amassed a significant portfolio of subjects. His available topics are listed in Terry Manning speaking topics. The Chapter has other speakers available on a variety of subjects. To determine the availability of the Traveling Trunk to visit your group or any of our speakers, please contact us!
Educational Resources – The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution has a vast array of educational resources, including lesson plans, books and videos available that may be accessed by clicking here.
Additional Youth Programs
Dr. Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award – The Dr. Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award winner will be able to
choose a trip to one of the following seminars:
- Freedoms Foundation Summer Teacher Graduate Workshop at Valley Forge, Pa.
- Colonial Williamsburg Summer Teacher Workshop in Williamsburg, Va.
- Jefferson Symposium at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.
- SAR Annual Conference on the American Revolution
The award winner will represent a teacher whose instruction on the Revolutionary War era from 1750 – 1800 demonstrates educational efforts in the classroom that exceed and excel above current accepted, curriculum requirements. (Grades 7-12). More information
The Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest – This contest is open to students in 3rd, 4th or 5th grade, depending on when the American Revolution is taught in their school system. This includes public, private, parochial, charter and home schooled students. The contest is also open to members of the C.A.R., Cub Scouts and Brownies who are in the same grade if their school does not participate. Judging is based upon portrayal of the theme, originality, evidence of research, neatness, artistic merit and creativity. The permanent themes are “Revolutionary War Events” in school years ending in an even number and “Revolutionary War Persons” in school years ending in an odd number. National winners receive a ribbon, certificate and a cash award. Prizes on the state and chapter level vary. (Grades 3-5) More Information
The Sgt. Moses Adams Memorial Middle School Brochure Contest – This contest is open to middle school students, depending on when the American Revolution or Government is taught in their school system. This includes public, private, parochial, charter and home schooled students. The contest is also open to members of the C.A.R., Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts who are in the same grade if their school does not participate. Judging is based upon content, creativity and correctness. The permanent theme is “The Founding Documents of the United States.” National winners receive a ribbon, certificate and a cash award. Prizes on the state and chapter level vary. (Grades 6-9) More Information
The George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest – The program is designed to give high school students an opportunity to explore events that shaped American history. At Chapter, State Society, and National Society levels, students must submit an original essay, with topics based on original research and deal with an event, person, philosophy, or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. Cash award. (Grades 9-12) More Information
The Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest – The Rumbaugh Oration contest, open to all students in grades 9-12, supports the Secondary School and SAR education objectives by perpetuating the stories of patriotism, courage, tragedy and triumph of the men and women who achieved the independence of the American people. These stories are universal ones of man’s eternal struggle against tyranny, relevant to all time, and will inspire and strengthen each generation as it is called upon to defend our freedoms on the battlefield and in our public institutions. The Orations Contest has the endorsement and seal of approval on our web-site of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Our Chapter members are the primary drivers in stimulating students to participate. They work through teachers of all subjects in the school system and the Home School Associations. The contest culminates in an inspiring National Orations Contest held each year, with State winners representing their respective Societies and Districts. More Information
The Children of the American Revolution Award – This award is given at chapter, state, and national levels to C.A.R. members who have performed outstanding service in the furthering of the principles of freedom, and knowledge about and appreciation of the American Revolution, and in supporting the goals of the C.A.R. More Information