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Fort Ticonderoga will host the Sixth Annual Colonial America Conference for Educators on Friday, May 16, 2014, in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center. This day-long conference, while intended for educators, is open to anyone with an interest in helping connect students with history. The conference focuses on the period 1609-1783 and features presentations by classroom teachers, museum educators, and archivists.
Presentations at this year’s conference include:
· “Historians in the Classroom: Creating Authentic Learning Experiences with Document Sets” led by Julie Daniels and Jessica Maul from the New York State Archives.
· “Colonial Tea Party” led by Seth Harris and Erin Mailloux from Shaker Junior High School.
· “Early Colonial New York through Documents and Physical Resources: New France, New Amsterdam, and the Iroquois Confederacy” led by Tom Henry from the Liverpool School District and Bill Perks from the Marathon School District.
· “The French and Indian War in Pennsylvania” led by David Miller from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
· “The American Revolution through British Eyes” led by Tim Potts from the Monticello School District.
· “Large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation, and tyranny: A Review of German Hessians who Served in the American War of Independence” led by Eric Schnitzer, Historian and Park Ranger at Saratoga National Historical Park.
Pre-registration to attend the conference is required. The cost is $40 per person. Registration forms can be downloaded from the Fort’s website at fortticonderoga.org under the “Explore and Learn” tab by selecting “Educators” on the drop down menu. You can learn about other opportunities for educators at Fort Ticonderoga in 2014 on the same page on the website.