Homeschool Day is just around the corner at Fort Ticonderoga. Intended for homeschool students and their parents, Homeschool Day will be on Friday, September 5, 2014, from 9:30am-5:00pm. Homeschool families will have an opportunity to take part in a series of programs while learning about life on the northern frontier during the American Revolution.
During the day students will learn about the Pennsylvania troops at Ticonderoga during the year 1776. Interacting with these American soldiers, students can ask about the life of an 18th-century soldier. What did he eat? Where did he sleep? What did he wear? Where did his clothes come from?
Throughout the day homeschool families can explore the Fort and museum exhibitions. They can take guided tours, learning about the Fort’s history, and observe musket demonstrations. They can visit the historic trades shops where shoes and clothing are produced by the Fort staff, and learn about the global economy of the 1700s.
In addition, special programs for homeschool groups take place in the historic trades shops at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm. Programs at 12:00pm and 1:00pm illustrate the process of feeding the troops as the mid-day meal is prepared. Students in grades 6-12 can learn about how to be a part of the National History Day program at 11:30am.
In the King’s Garden, students can participate in the “Lady Bug Investigators” program at 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm, and take part in the self-guided activity “Watercolors in the Garden” from 10:00am to 4:00pm. In addition, Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Corn Maze will be open for homeschool families from 12:00pm-4:00pm.
To register your homeschool students to participate, please email Nancy LaVallie, Group Tour Coordinator at Fort Ticonderoga at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $6 per student. One parent per family is admitted free of charge. Additional adults pay the adult group rate of $12. You can learn more about Homeschool Day and see a tentative schedule on our website.
To learn more about programs for students and teachers at Fort Ticonderoga visit www.fortticonderoga.org. Teachers interested in learning more about school programs, including outreach programs, should contact Rich Strum, Director of Education, at email@example.com or at 518-585-6370.