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.


NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for School Teachers: "The American Revolution on the Northern Frontier: Fort Ticonderoga and the Road to Saratoga"
June 26-July 1, 2016 (session one) July 24-29, 2016 (session two)

Spend a week at Fort Ticonderoga exploring the early years of the American Revolution on the Northern Frontier.  These NEH Landmarks Workshops are open to a total of 72 teachers by application. Applications due March 1, 2016. Application materials available in the fall of 2015. 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. Learn more.


Fort Ticonderoga: The Gibraltar of North America
August 8-12, 2016

The Living History Education Foundation and Fort Ticonderoga co-sponsor this week-long course focused on using the techniques of living history to bring history alive for your students. Open to 12 teachers on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more.



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 123 teachers to attend its seminars and conferences.



Teachers taking part in some programs at Fort Ticonderoga can earn graduate credits through Castleton University. Learn more.



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 organized by content area. 
View resources organized by grade level.

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)