Living History: Life in the New Nation
With Van Cortlandt Manor as its learning center, this hands-on course explores daily life in the 18th Century to invigorate the teaching of local and U.S. History. The course has been developed with the Regent Goals and Standards for elementary and secondary teachers. Participants will work with interpretive experts at Historic Van Cortlandt Manor. “What people did all day” and the role of Slaves will be the focus within the context of the New Nation. The many activities include in-depth, tour of the Manor, 18th century medicine, clothing, fragrances, herbs, open hearth cooking, blacksmithing, textile, games, music, and dance. The teachers will prepare and enjoy an 18th century dinner using original Van Cortlandt Family recipes. Appropriate document based questions, maps and related materials will be studied.
Target Audience: Regular and special education teachers, grades K-12, social studies, science, ELA, art, music, technology teachers
Presenter: Joe Ryan, nationally recognized Living History educator
Dates: Wednesday - Sunday, June 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2013 8:00 am –5:00 pm
Location: Van Cortlandt Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, New York
Credit: In-service credit based on district policy
Fee: $450 includes site fees. Registration is required by June 12, 2013.
This course is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River
Teacher Center, The Living History Education Foundation, and PNW