Spend one or two days at the historic sites of Hudson Valley near I -84 in Beacon and Newburgh. Participants will learn an array of different strategies for conducting an historical inquiry using documents (DBQ), a process mandated by New York State Social Studies Standards. A variety of methods and techniques will be presented based on the curriculum which complies with both the Social Studies and Language Arts Standards. Included will be activities for grades 4-12 involving maps, photographs, letters, journals, and other primary source materials.
Saturday, May 22, 10:00-7:00, Beacon, New York
- Guided tour of the site
- Review of curriculum materials
- Presentations of the English and Hessian viewpoints
- Storytelling in the classroom
- Crafts and battle demonstrations
- Guided sunset river cruise
Sunday, May 23, 10:00-5:00, Newburgh, New York
Gomez Mill House
New Windsor Cantonment
Guided tours and review of curriculum material with the education curators.
May 22 – $70 – 8 hours
May 23 – $60 – 6 hours, includes lunch
Both days – $110
Graduate credit available. Program subject to change.
REGISTRATION (May 4 cutoff)