you have any questions about one of our courses, please Call
Joe Ryan or Barbara Neff at the Foundation at 914.739.0136.
can also email the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org
August 14 - 19, 2011
Join a group of teachers
at Fort Ticonderoga this summer with room, board and site expenses
paid for by the Living
History Education Foundation. Using a wealth of materials and
techniques, participants will immerse themselves in the history
of New York and the United States during the French and Indian
and Revolutionary War periods. It includes an 18th century encampment
in period dress plus a canoe or bateau experience (paid by LHEF).
Teachers will utilize a cross curriculum approach with living
history experiences, based on NYS standards.
This is a Living History study of the Lake Champlain area and
is based at Ft. Ticonderoga. Using the nationally recognized
Living History Program of the Living History Education Foundation,
teachers will explore the rich heritage of this historic area.
Participants will study the social, military, economic, geographic
and cultured factors, which have shaped the history of the
United States, Canada, and New York. They will utilize a cross
curriculum approach with Living History experiences. Participants
will plan and execute a Living History encampment. Teachers
will return to their school districts to conduct staff development
in the use of a “Living History Techniques. This course
is designed utilizing the N.Y.S. Standards and Character Education
recommendations. Elementary and Secondary Educators as well
as special education, art, technology will find this “hands
on” course useful. Course expenses are paid for the by
LHEF (board, room, maintenance, site fee, etc.) Successful
participants will have the opportunity to apply for a Living
History Kit to use with their students and colleagues based
on funding availability. Living History depot use can be arranged
for successful participants.
a wealth of materials and techniques, participants will immerse
themselves in the history of New York, USA and Canada during
the Colonial and Revolutionary Periods. This course applies
the Social Studies Standards, character based Education and
the Regents Action Plan. The latest brain research and “experiential
learning” are factored in. Participants will learn how
to apply “Living History” in their professional
development and their students learning environment. Cross-curriculum
applications will be explored. The collegial sharing, so necessary
to the advancement of teaching, will be encouraged and incentives
Requirements and Percentage of Grade:
1. Attendance and participation in all activities: Mandatory
2. Read one book or three articles: 15%
3. Keep a reflective journal for all five days: 20%
4. Teachers give me a plan for their interest center, either
detailed drawing, schematics or list of materials and resources
at the end of course: 25%
5. A one page Living History project plan which could be part
interest center: 20%
6. Send me a disk of pictures or photographs of their interest center
and students or project when completed, as proof to be put in course file: 20%
Teacher Will Be Able To:
1. Develop lesson plans with a Living History approach
2. Conduct some staff development i.e. use of “Living History
3. Utilize DBQ’s of the Colonial & Revolutionary era
4. Choose classroom materials (interest center)
5. Create a Living History Experience with their students
6. See future opportunities for professional growth through the
Living History Education Foundation and their own approach to
Standard 1: History of the United States and New York’s
role plus the Canadian connection.
Standard 2: World History in its application to US History
Standard 3: Geography – maps and geographic factors in
the history of the US
Standard 4: Economic – factors which bear on American History
Standard 5: Civic & Citizenship – provide for the common
Character Based Education – ranking and responsibility
is based on the “merit and demerit system”
Sample Itinerary From a Previous Fort Ticonderoga Course:
Sunday: Orientation and Dinner – 5
PM to 10 PM 5 hours
Monday: 8 AM to 5:30 PM - Fort Ticonderoga
Introduction to Fort Staff, Thompson-Kill Research Center, Fort
Ticonderoga in the Seven Years War and American Revolution, Using
Primary Sources with Students, Loyalist or Rebel simulation,
Mt. Defiance tour, Reading the landscape defense and inter-connectedness,
life of a Revolutionary War soldier introduction.
5:30 PM – 10 pm Dinner and evening sessions
Revolutionary War Weapons 14 hours
Tuesday: AM – 5:30 PM – Using Museum
Exhibits, Flag Raising ceremony, Role of Music, Fife and Drum
Corps performance, Musket and Artillery demonstration, Women’s
Role, Canoe trek on La Chute River, Field Fortification,
5:30 to 10 PM Dinner and evening sessions Private Yankee Doodle
Wednesday: 8 Am to 10 PM - 18th Century dress
all day and overnight encampment, drill, camp set up, Native
American experience, exploring Fort Ticonderoga, collections,
artifacts and manuscripts. 18th Century Medicine, 18th Century
Cooking, Lantern Tour of Carillon Battlefield 14 hours
Thursday: 8 AM to 5:30 PM – Strike
camp, storage and care for Living History materials Visit Crown
Point Historic Site with guided tour, 18th Century Baking,
18th Century Clothing and construction, making materials with
5:30 PM to 10 PM Dinner and How to evaluate Living history
programs charter based education (merit/demerit system, ranking,
fund raising 14 hours
Friday: 8AM to 2 PM – Creating
interest centers, funding sources, wrap up session, course
evaluation. 6 hours
Total contact hours: 67+ - note all meals are taken in common.
Regular Education, Art, Music,
Special Education Teachers,
Joseph J. Ryan,
Blue Mountain MS (retired)
Living History Veteran
LHEF Master Teacher
August 14, 15, 16 17, 18, 19, 2011 (45+ contact hours)
August 14 starting time: 5:00 pm; August 19 ending time 2:00
Hudson River Teacher Center
100 Fort Road
PO Box 390
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
3 graduate credits SUNY Plattsburgh
In-service credit based on district policy
The following are available from Manuscripts and Publications
Research Division, Parks Canada - may be purchased at sites visited.
$300 payable to PNW BOCES
Registration is required by June 17, 2011. Registration is limited
22. Event partners: Center for the Study of Canada at SUNY Plattsburgh,The
Hudson River Teacher Center, The Living History Education Foundation,
and PNW BOCES.
Fort Ticonderoga - The Story of a Fort
Rabble in Arms - Kenneth Roberts
The Invasion of Canada - Pierre Burton
The Musket and the -Cross
The Role of Fort Chambly in the Development of New France, 1665-1760
by Cyrille Gelines. Cat. No. R64-139/1983E
The Militia of the Battle of the Chateauguay: A Social History
by Michelle Guitard. Cat. No. R6l-2/9-4E
Tommy Atkins: The British Soldier in Canada 1759-1870 by Carol
Cat. No. R64-81/1981-56E
The Role of Artifacts in the Study of Foodways in New France
Cat. No. R64-81/1981-52E
The Soldiers of Isle Royale by Allan Greer. Cat. No R64-81/1979-28
The British Indian Department and the Frontier in 1755-1830
by Robert S. Allen. Cat. No. R61-2/1-174
Private Yankee Doodle by Joseph Plumb Martin, Acorn Press, 1962.
Saratoga Campaign by Colonel John Elting.
March to Saratoga by Harrison Bird, Oxford Press, 1963.
American Rebels - Personal Narratives of the American Revolution.
Edited by Richard M. Dorson, Pantheon Press, 1953.
Real Life American Revolution by Stan Marks, Avon Books, 1994.
The Tide Turns by Donald Burr Chidsey, Crown Publications, 1966.
Scholastic Book Service, 1975.
Moving On USA - history resource packet - SUNY, 1976.
Historic Places of the American Revolution - NPS, US Government,
Landmarks of the Revolution in New York State by David C. Thurheimer,
NYS Department of Commerce, 1976.
The Black Minority in Early New York by David Kobrin, NYS Ed.,
Twin Forts of the Popolapen by Carr & Koke - Palisades Park
Longhouse Diplomacy and Frontier Warfare by William T. Hogan
- NYS Ed, 1976.
The Spirit of'76 by Carl Becker-NYS Ed. Dept., 1971.
West Point and the Hudson Highlands in the American Revolution
by Col. John H. Bradley, West Point Press, 1976.
The Spirit of Seventy-Six by Commager & Morris, Bobbs-Merrill
Revolutionary War Medicine 1700-1800 by Keith Wilbur, Globe Pequot
Picture Book of the Continental Soldier by Keith Wilbur, Stockpole
Revolutionary War Manuscripts in the New York State Library editor
Stefan Bielinski, NYS Ed., 1976.
The Book of the Continental Soldier by Harold Peterson, Promontory
The American Revolution: Three Views by Kristol, Diamond, Nutter,
American Brands, Inc., 1975.
New York in the American Revolution - A Bibliography by Milton
M. Klein, NYS American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, 1974.
All materials and supplies will
be funded by the Living History Education Foundation www.livinghistoryed.org
*The LHEF is funded
through grants made possible by NYS Parks, former Governor Pataki’s
Administration, Entergy Corp, and Malcolm Gordon Charitable Trust/Open