The Brook Hill School is unlike any other day and boarding school because it is home to The American Freedom Museum. Located in Founder’s Hall, the museum boasts over 650 artifacts from our nation’s history.
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The American Freedom Museum illuminates the American experience during crucial moments in our nation’s history. From the hills and valleys of the American Revolution to the sands of Iraq and Afghanistan, you will step into history and discover the journey of those in our nation’s military who have courageously and heroically sacrificed to ensure the many freedoms that we enjoy today.
Our mission is to Honor American veterans and military personnel for the sacrifices they have made for our freedoms; Educate this and future generations about our rich heritage; and Inspire others to achieve greatness.
A TEACHING MUSEUM FOR ALL AGES
Dull moments don’t exist at the American Freedom Museum. From the minute students arrive, they’re immersed in a story that makes history come alive. When they leave, students not only have a better grasp of the material they’ve been learning about in class, but also a stronger sense of how their story fits into the larger story of America.
With educational experiences across every discipline for every grade PK-12, there are no shortage of memories to be made and stories to learn.
Teachers can find their area of study in action throughout history. They will find real life application of the skills their students are learning from the basics to higher level academics in the following areas:
- Reading, Writing, and Literature
- Math and Science
- History and Geography
- Psychology and Sociology
- Speech and Debate
- Arts and athletics
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Proudly on display and helping us tell the story of America, this monument to the Forefathers is an exciting addition! After visiting Brook Hill for Founder’s Day in 2015 and having the opportunity to tour the American Freedom Museum, actor and producer Kirk Cameron recently gifted our school with a treasure for display in […]
Each fall we look forward to introducing our youngest Brook Hill students to the American Freedom Museum! It’s always so much fun to see their wonder, their minds grasping something new. The museum is used by all of our students as a learning space and has been a pivotal part of our experiential education […]
Senior students recently spent time interviewing American combat veterans for their U.S. History and Government class with Mr. Dement. Each student was given the task of connecting with a U.S. Combat Veteran who had served overseas in a war zone. The veteran could be from any war and had to be willing to be […]
Our 5th-grade students spent a math class putting their skills to the test in our American Freedom Museum. With measuring tapes in hand and the charge to explore the museum in teams, 5th-grade students set about to “Crunch the Numbers”. This mission was a series of exercises spread throughout the museum set to test […]
Kelly King’s Economics class took a moment to step outside the classroom and into our American Freedom Museum for a hands-on exploration of economics through the lens of history. History touches every bit of our lives in some way or another. And for math, or rather for economics, it’s no different. What better way […]
Reagan’s famous “Tear Down This Wall” speech teaches 11th-grade students about the dynamics of creating and giving a speech in the American Freedom Museum. Surrounded by the artifacts and tangible reminders of our nation’s story, 11th-grade students discussed the speeches and sayings that have shaped that story. Expounding upon what they’re learning in their […]
Mrs. Fitzgerald and Mrs. Alder’s 7th Grade Humanities classes joined together for a Tall Texan Tuesday in the American Freedom Museum this past week to combine their knowledge of both history and English. Students were instructed to choose a Texas hero, event, or artifact within the museum and then read about it, answering a […]
Maps in hand and instructions to move around the museum in search of Middle Eastern countries, each 6th grader practiced their map reading skills in tandem with their studies on 9/11 this past week. After watching a historical documentary about the 9/11 attacks, students talked through which countries made up the Middle East and […]
Student Body President Cole Fitzgerald organized an assembly in honor of those lost on 9/11. Students, faculty, and administrators gathered on the Quad as a Brook Hill family Wednesday in order to pause and remember 9/11. Head football coach, Scott Ryle, who served in the United States Army, spoke and members of the Guard […]
6th-grade computer science students visited the American Freedom Museum this week to explore the history of communication through a hands-on learning moment. Each student paired up with a classmate and had the opportunity to learn about how signs and flags have been used throughout history to communicate without using words. Students used flags to […]
Mr. Travis’ senior English class read through the classic American novel, “The Things They Carried” by author Tim O’Brien. In an effort to understand the context of what the platoon of American soldiers might have felt in the Vietnam war, the class took a trip to the American Freedom Museum where museum historian and […]