The annual Americanism Poster Contest is a fun and educational program for Fifth Grade students. It was created to stimulate interest in American History in support of the classroom curriculum. A new poster topic is set every year.
The 2020 Topic is
“The Boston Massacre”
March 5 2020 is the 250th Anniversary of one of the most famous events leading to the American Revolution – the Boston Massacre. This is our Americanism Poster Contest Topic for the 2019-2020 School Year.
Paul Revere’s famous ride through the countryside outside Boston is one of the most celebrated events in American History. Revere served as a courier for Sam Adams, Joseph Warren and the Boston Committee of Correspondence, often traveling as far as Philadelphia, carrying reports on the dire situation in Boston.
Sybil Ludington is known as the female Paul Revere because of her 40 mile ride through Putnam and Dutchess Counties in New York to warn the militia that British troops were burning Danbury, Connecticut. She was just 16 years old at the time.
The Gold Country SAR is pleased to provide local teachers with speakers who are knowledgeable on the yearly poster topic. Most of our speakers appear in Revolutionary War costume or uniform. Posters are judged and prizes are awarded at the School, Chapter, State and National levels. A representative of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) is invited to participate in the national poster judging.
- Video Explaining the Poster Contest
- California State Society SAR Poster Contest Page
- Flyer for Teachers
- Winning Poster Example (2014 Gold Country Chapter and California Society 1st Place, National Society 2nd Place)
For information and rules contact: