Using Historic Documents with Students: The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga 1775 as an example
A Webinar Specifically for Pre-Service Teachers
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
6:30-8:00 pm ET
Ethan Allen, Benedict Arnold, and a group known to history as the Green Mountain Boys captured Fort Ticonderoga in the early morning of May 10, 1775. This overt offensive act forced the Continental Congress to contend with a rapidly changing military and political landscape in the British colonies.
Join Fort Ticonderoga for this webinar designed for pre-service teachers modeling approaches for using historic documents with students while teaching social studies.
Dr. Krisiti Fragnoli is an Associate Professor of The Lally School of Education at The College of Saint Rose located in Albany, New York. She has over ten years of public school teaching and is currently a consultant for the New York State Archives. Dr. Fragnoli has presented at international, national, state, and regional conferences. Her interests and research include primary document analysis, civic literacy, and student mentoring.
Fort Ticonderoga staff participants include Curator Dr. Matthew Keagle and Director of Academic Programs Rich Strum. Also participating is Tim Potts, a teacher in the Monticello (NY) Central School District. He currently serves as the teacher representative on the board of the National Social Studies Supervisors Association and on the Board of the New York State Council for the Social Studies.
This webinar for pre-service teachers is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The webinar is free, but participants must pre-register.