Since its founding in 1890, the Daughters of the American Revolution has promoted historic preservation, education and patriotism in communities across the nation. From essay contests to educational materials to youth programs, scholarships, and awards, DAR has something to offer to every community. All students are invited to participate and learn more about the educational programs the DAR offers.
Downloadable informational handouts are provided below and can be used for DAR chapters to take to their local schools and for educators to learn more about the programs. Local chapters can provide more detailed information about the programs in their specific communities.
American History Essay Contest
An annual essay contest established to encourage young people to think creatively about American history. Downloadable PDF
Christopher Columbus Essay Contest
An annual essay contest held to honor Christopher Columbus. Downloadable PDF
DAR Historic Sites
A database that catalogues information about historic properties that are owned or maintained by DAR chapters or state societies. Downloadable PDF
The weeklong annual celebration of the U.S. Constitution was established by the DAR in 1955. Downloadable PDF
Junior American Citizens
All students are invited to get involved in this program that promotes good citizenship and appreciation of American history. Downloadable PDF
Open to all students, the DAR offers numerous scholarships for a large variety of different programs and areas of study. Downloadable PDF
Resources for Teachers
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.
DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship
An award and possible scholarship opportunity for high-school seniors who possess the qualities of good citizenship. Downloadable PDF
DAR Manual for Citizenship
First compiled in 1921 and updated over time, the DAR provides this online manual to help immigrants become naturalized citizens. Downloadable PDF
Flags and the Flag Code
The DAR leaflet about the U.S. Flag Code is a useful tool for students studying the U.S. Flag. Downloadable PDF
DAR Youth Citizenship Medal
A medal given to students who exemplify the qualities of good citizenship. Downloadable PDF
An Award given to student cadets for their dedication to their ROTC programs. Downloadable PDF
To print out a PDF document listing all of these programs, please click here.
DAR Chapter Locator
Local chapter contacts are the best resource for more information on the educational programs available in the local community.
To contact a DAR chapter in your area: Chapter Locator