- To understand the similarities and differences between the Seven Years’ War (1754-1763) and the Great War (1914-1918) as global conflicts.
- To understand the Ticonderoga experience during the Seven Years’ War as a microcosm of the larger global conflict.
- To learn how local history can be used as a connection to global historical themes, using the World War I experiences of Stephen Pell as an example.
- To understand the role of geography in warfare in North America, utilizing 18th-century maps and the historic landscape at Ticonderoga as an example.
- To appreciate how opposing forces maintained and supplied vast armies in remote locations like Ticonderoga.
- To use critical thinking, literacy skills, historical thinking skills, and where possible, interdisciplinary connections in creating lesson plans and/or units of study related to the French & Indian War and/or World War I.
- To learn how historical documents, maps, and artifacts can be utilized to facilitate learning about the Seven Years’ War and World War I.
The objectives to the teacher institute at Fort Ticonderoga, this week, can seem overwhelming.
This is a lot to cover in a week's time, but it's all in the schedule, and it's also a reason I've applied to attend these teacher institutes in the last two years. I've been able to stretch myself in incredible ways and experience things I wouldn't have a chance to do on my own.
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