Ticonderoga Geographic Conference
August 16-17, 2012
Historic Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain
Cosponsored by the New York Geographic Alliance and
Fort Ticonderoga – America’s Fort
Attention all history and geography enthusiasts! Come to the Champlain Valley of Northern New York on August 16thand 17th to experience a REVOLUTIONARYprofessional development event… the Ticonderoga Geographic Conference.
For two days, teachers will learn about the special location of Fort Ticonderoga and how this influenced conflicts in both the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. We will do activities in the classroom, and we will go out into the field to study the physical features that made this place strategically significant in the 18thcentury.
This conference is open to teachers from all grade levels and well as museum educators. We welcome New Yorkers, New Englanders, and Canadians. The conference is free, but we are asking for a $25 registration fee, which will be refunded after the completion of the conference. Lunch and continental breakfast will be provided at the Fort. Participants will be responsible for dinner. Accommodations at a local hotel will be provided, double occupancy.
Registrationwill have two parts. First, you can submit your preliminary registration online from the New York Geographic Alliance website: http://www.nygeographicalliance.orgin the Upcoming Events section. We will then send you an email with more information and a form to complete, which includes a short essay. All attendees are expected to submit a lesson that you will test out with your students about Fort Ticonderoga, New York geography, or a related topic.
Come join us at Fort Ticonderoga on August 16thand 17th! See the connections between geography and history. Now that’s revolutionary!