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Classroom Resources

The following DAR resources may be most useful to students and teachers when they are studying subjects such as the Revolutionary War, family history/genealogy, the colonial period, and early America. Teachers and students are encouraged to explore the available resources and get involved in the different programs DAR offers.

AncestryK12 Partnership

DAR has partnered with AncestryK12 to bring these invaluable educational resources to a wider audience. Ancestry offers a no-cost program for K12 schools to give them access to a variety of resources from Ancestry and other partner organizations. Partner organizations, like DAR, feature curriculum, lesson plans, programs and other educational materials to students and teachers.

Commemorative Events

The Toll Gate Creek Chapter, NSDAR, is happy to join other chapters, the state, and National Society to plan local and regional commemorative events and to join in celebrations that support the goals of our Society. Several recent or upcoming celebrations or memorializations include the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor, 150th Anniversary of Memorial Day, the 100th Anniversary WWI ended, the Treaty of Versailles, the 100th Anniversary of American’s Creed, 75th Anniversary of D-Day, and Independence Day (annual). We are also especially excited about July 4, 2026, as the United States will mark its 250th anniversary – and we are preparing to celebrate in a big way! For more information about these activities and events, contact our chapter regent using our Contact Us form.

Community Classroom Committee

This community is among the newest for the DAR. Beginning in July 2016, chapters have been encouraged to adopt a classroom or school to provide time and/or financial support. If you are an administrator or teacher in Aurora and would like to explore how we can help you, contact our chapter regent using our Contact Us form.

Constitution Week

Constitution Week is the commemoration of America’s most important document. It is celebrated annually during the week of September 17-23. The aims of the Constitution Week celebration are to:
• Emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution.
• Inform people that the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage and the foundation for our way of life.
• Encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787.
More information can be found on the Constitution Week Webpage of the NSDAR or contact our chapter regent using our Contact Us form.

DAR Lesson Plans

Through our Educational Resources Committee, DAR provides original lesson plans for the K-12 community that are rich in content that focus on America, its history, government, heritage, genealogy, as well as related language and/or math topics. These lesson plans are provided for teachers and other groups to use for educational purposes only and can be found on the Lesson Plan Webpage of the NSDAR website or contact our chapter regent using our Contact Us form.