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 “The Great Wars” focus of Annual History Conference for Educators at Fort Ticonderoga this May

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“The Great Wars: The French & Indian War and the First World War” will be the focus of the Tenth Annual History Conference for Educators to be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Fort Ticonderoga. Sessions focused on the French & Indian War (known as the Seven Years’ War in Europe) and World War I will answer the question on how global conflict affects local communities. Participants will learn about the scope and impact of “Great Wars” on society in general through the study of primary accounts.

“This conference explores the similarities and differences between the French & Indian War (1754-1763) and the First World War (1914-1918), both major global conflicts that started with seemingly minor incidents,” said Rich Strum, Director of Academic Programs at Fort Ticonderoga. “The conference introduces participants to a variety of techniques and methodologies for incorporating primary source documents into the curriculum, including Social Studies labs, case studies, and close reading of documents, to foster critical thinking in the classroom.”

This year’s conference coincides with the opening of a major new exhibition “Great Wars: Ticonderoga and World War I” that will forge connections between the core stories of Fort Ticonderoga in the 18th century with the centennial of the First World War. The exhibit will utilize artifacts, documents, and photographs never before displayed.

Pre-registration to attend the conference is required. The cost is $45 per person. Registration forms can be downloaded from Fort Ticonderoga’s website at under the “Education” tab by selecting “Educators” on the drop down menu. You can learn about other opportunities for educators at Fort Ticonderoga in 2018 on the same page.

The Annual History Conference is one of numerous opportunities for continuing education at Fort Ticonderoga in 2018. You can learn more about these programs, including the Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War and the Seminar on the American Revolution, by visiting Fort Ticonderoga’s website at and selecting “Education.”

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Photo: Registration is open for Fort Ticonderoga’s Tenth Annual History Conference for Educators on May 18, 2018. This year’s conference focuses on the French & Indian War and World War I as examples of global conflicts. Photo copyright Fort Ticonderoga; Photo credit Carl Heilman II.