Educators

Teacher Scholarships for Seminars and Conferences

Fort Ticonderoga offers teacher scholarships each year for teachers to attend its annual seminars and conferences: Material Matters: It's in the Details (November), the War College of the Seven Years’ War (May), and the Seminar on the American Revolution (September).

Thanks to the generous support of patrons, Fort Ticonderoga offers two to four scholarships for secondary or middle school teachers to attend these programs. Since 2001, Fort Ticonderoga has provided scholarships for 117 teachers to attend its seminars and conferences.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR EDUCATORS

Ticonderoga: Gibraltar of the North
August 3-5, 2015

This three-day course is co-sponsored by the Living History Education Foundation (LHEF). It takes a hands-on approach to learning about the history of the Ticonderoga area ranging from its use by Native Americans through the 21st century. Learn more.

 

Pathfinders
October 15, 2015

This day-long professional development opportunity is offered through the Living History Education Foundation. Go the the Foundation website to learn more.

 

October Lakes Conference for Teachers: Lake George and Lake Champlain
October 16, 2015

This interdisciplinary October Teacher Conference for social studies and science teachers at all levels focuses on Lake George and Lake Champlain. Learn more.

 

Eighth Annual Conference on Colonial America for Educators
May 20, 2016

Fort Ticonderoga offers its Eighth Annual Conference on Colonial America for Educators on Friday, May 20, 2016. Learn more.

 

Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute 2016: "British Perspectives on the American Revolution"
July 10-15, 2016

Spend a week at Fort Ticonderoga learning about the American Revolution from the British perspective. This week-long teacher institute (July 10-15) is open to 12 teachers by application. Applications due by April 15, 2016. Application materials available in the fall of 2015.

 

GRADUATE CREDITS FOR TEACHERS

Teachers taking part in some programs at Fort Ticonderoga can earn graduate credits through Castleton State College and the College of St. Joseph in Vermont. Learn more.

 

RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS

Education Resources

These lesson plans, aligned to national standards are offered to augment visits to Fort Ticonderoga, as well as for in-class learning. Lesson plans have been created by classroom teachers who have participated in educator workshops at Fort Ticonderoga, as well as by our museum educators. Lesson Plans are organized in ascending order by grade level. These resources are updated frequently to reflect our new programs and exhibits at Fort Ticonderoga, so check back often! View resources.

 

Handouts from the New York State Council for the Social Studies Conference in Syracuse, March 13, 2015

Introduction to Using Primary Sources with Students

Persifer Fraser Letter Activity

Persifer Fraser Letters Packet

Fort Ticonderoga: The Gibraltar of the Northeast

George Washington's Response to Prisoners of War during the American Revolution

Charles Dickens and Jacob Riis

The Harlem Hell-Fighters (World War I)