A Soldier’s Life at Fort Ticonderoga
During this program, students learn about the daily life of soldiers through hands-on experiences with high-quality reproductions of clothing and personal items that soldiers carried in the service of their new nation. Students will obtain an understanding of the purpose and function of each item and at larger concepts related to service in America’s War for Independence. Our historic interpreters integrate concepts of geography, logistics, math, critical thinking, language arts skills, and historical literacy.
Programs are specially curated for each school’s local history, highlighting actual soldiers who served at Ticonderoga from locales across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Fort Ticonderoga’s professional staff also curates the content to meet specific curriculum goals for K-12 students globally.
Questioning History: Guided Inquiry into Revolutionary War Documents
This new virtual program for middle and high school students is designed to build historical literacy and critical thinking skills. Teachers work with students to craft their own research projects and interview questions, using select historical documents from the archives of Fort Ticonderoga. Our skilled historic interpreters engage students with a vigorous discussion of their ideas about the Revolutionary War.
These programs are available on most weekdays through June 2021.
The cost is $100 per program for up to 50 ZOOM or Google Meet log-in users. Grant funding exists for some schools at a greatly reduced fee on a first-come, first-served basis.
We have grant funding to offer programs in Addison County, Vermont from the Walter Cerf Community Fund. We have several grants in New York, allowing us to visit schools in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, and Warren Counties, and parts of Saratoga, Washington, St. Lawrence, Fulton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, and Montgomery Counties.
Programs are funded in part by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, the Lake Placid Education Foundation, the Essex Foundation, the Hills & Hollows Fund, and the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust.
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*Due to COVID-19, in-school Outreach programs have been paused. For more information on future in-person Outreach programs, contact Fort Ticonderoga Outreach Coordinator Gordy Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org.*