Historic Hudson Valley: History on the Greenway

Date: September 28, 2004 - October 26, 2004

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. The class will involve visits to and meetings with the education curators of the following sites in the Hudson Valley region along I-84:

September 28: The Hudson Rivers and Estuaries Center
199 Main Street, Beacon, NY – Guided tour of the river on the Sloop Woody Guthrie

October 5: Bowdin Park
85 Sheafe Road, Poughkeepsie – Guided trolley tour of the Wappingers Greenway Trail, the Mesier Homestead/Wappingers Falls Historical Society; Bowdin Park history and science programs

October 12: Madam Brett Homestead
50 Van Nydeck Avenue, Beacon, Also Beacon Historical Society at the Howland Center

October 19: Van Wyck Homestead Fishkill Historical Society
Route 9 and I 84 (southeast side)

October 26: East Fishkill Historical Society
68 Kensington Drive, Hopewell Junction

Cost: $85 plus option dinners $50
Hours: 15
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Offered through the Mid-Hudson Teacher Center