In the Footsteps of the Continental Soldiers
In this team-building program, your students are immersed in the daily routine of the Continental soldiers garrisoning Fort Ticonderoga in the weeks after the capture of Fort Ticonderoga by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold in 1775. Students form a platoon of soldiers, learning teamwork and discipline as they undergo a typical day in the life of soldiers. They learn about the training used to prepare soldiers to meet a powerful enemy, what soldiers ate, where they slept, and experience the confusion of battle. Raise your hand in allegiance and your journey will begin!
During their participation in this program, students observe a musket demonstration and practice formation tactics. The soldiers’ experience comes to life as students learn about key aspects of the American Revolution. This program is a strong cooperative activity and lasts about one hour.
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C3 Framework Key Ideas Addressed
- D2.His.2.3-5: Compare life in specific historical time periods to life today.
- D3.4.3-5 : Use evidence to develop claims in response to compelling questions.
- D4.6.3-5 :Draw on disciplinary concepts to explain the challenges people have faced and opportunities they have created, in addressing local, regional, and global problems at various times and places.