In-Depth Opportunities for Student Learners

“To Act as One United Body”
In the Footsteps of the Continental Soldiers

In this program, your students are immersed in the daily routine of the Continental soldiers garrisoning Fort Ticonderoga in the weeks after the capture of Fort Ticonderoga by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold in 1775. Students form a platoon of soldiers, learning teamwork and discipline as they undergo a typical day in the life of soldiers. They learn about the training used to prepare soldiers to meet a powerful enemy, what soldiers ate, where they slept, and experience the confusion of battle.

During their participation in this program, students observe a musket demonstration and practice formation tactics. The soldiers’ experience comes to life as students learn about key aspects of the American Revolution. This program is a strong cooperative activity and lasts about one hour.

Availability
“To Act as One United Body” is open by reservation for school groups weekdays from May 8 through October 27, 2017.

Cost
A minimum of 15 students is required.  Admission for the program (including $6 general admission) is $10 per student with one free teacher chaperone / parent chaperone for every five students. Additional chaperones pay $14 each.

Making Reservations
To make a reservation for your class, contact our Group Tour Coordinator, at (518) 585-1023 or rwiktorko@fort-ticonderoga.org.

 

C3 Framework Key Ideas Addressed: 

D2.His.2.3-5: Compare life in specific historical time periods to life today.

D3.4.3-5 : Use evidence to develop claims in response to compelling questions.

D4.6.3-5 :Draw on disciplinary concepts to explain the challenges people have faced and opportunities they have created, in addressing local, regional, and global problems at various times and places.

 


The Artificer's Apprentice

Join Fort Ticonderoga's talented historic trades staff in our newest program, "The Artificer's Apprentice," for an in-depth active study in trades such as tailoring and shoe making.  Learn about and participate in the making of clothes and shoes during the months of October/November and March/April and have the opportunity to have a once in a lifetime experience in the Fort!

 

In this on-site program, your students learn about trades and mechanical arts that helped support the armies at Fort Ticonderoga. Rotating through four stations, students learn about the local and global economy that supplied the leather, cloth, and other materials utilized by artificers. Students pick up needle and thread and work with leather and cloth alongside Fort Ticonderoga's artificers as they work to clothe and outfit the soldiers at Ticonderoga.

 

Availability
"The Artificer's Apprentice" is open by reservation for school groups by appointment.  The program is available most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, March 7-April 20, 2017, and October 31-November 21, 2017.

Cost
A minimum of 15 students is required.  The program fee is $10 per student with one free teacher chaperone/parent chaperone for every five students. Additional chaperones pay $14 each. 

Making Reservations
To make a reservation for your class, contact Rich Strum, Director of Education, at  rstrum@fort-ticonderoga.org or 518-585-6370.

 

Standards Addressed: 

C3 Framework Key Ideas: 

 

D2.Eco.3.3-5. Identify examples of the variety of resources (human capital, physical capital, and natural resources) that are used to produce goods and services.

 

D2.Eco.4.3-5. Explain why individuals and businesses specialize and trade.

 

D2.His.2.3-5. Compare life in specific historical time periods to life today.

 

Next Generation Science Standards: 

 

3-5-ETS1-1 Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.

 

3-5-ETS1-2  Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.