Winston Churchill once remarked that the geographical range of the Seven Years’ War (known as the French & Indian War in North America) could very well have constituted the “first world war.” Fort Ticonderoga invites teachers to dive into this assessment at the 2019 Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute “World Wars: Historical Comparison of the French & Indian War and World War I.”
Twelve teachers will spend a week at Ticonderoga, using the museum’s object and archival collections to examine the origins, scope, evolved warfare, failures, and subsequent consequences of both wars. The week includes discussions with visiting history scholars along with practical methodologies for incorporating content into the classroom. Fort Ticonderoga staff provides participants with behind-the-scenes opportunities, practical sessions on integrating documents and artifacts into the classroom, and immersive experiences.
Facilities & Housing
Our daily activities will primarily occur in the Mars Education Center at Fort Ticonderoga. Housed within the recreated Magasin du Roi (King’s Warehouse), the Mars Education Center provides modern classroom and meeting spaces with Wi-Fi for the museum’s expanding education and academic programs.
Teacher Institute participants will stay at the Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn and Suites, located about two miles from Fort Ticonderoga. Rooms are based on double occupancy. A limited number of single rooms may be available. Teachers requesting a single room will need to pay $90/night—payable to “Fort Ticonderoga.”
Teachers requiring graduate credits can accrue them through an arrangement with Castleton University in Castleton, Vermont. To earn three graduate credits, teachers must meet course requirements by submitting all assignments no later than September 15, 2019. The cost is $375 and will be paid to “Fort Ticonderoga.”
Deadline and Notification
Applications must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by April 15, 2019, and will have until April 25, 2019, to accept or decline the offer. Teachers accepting the scholarship will need to pay the $150 deposit at the time of acceptance.