The Greater Capital Region Experience, Albany, Troy, Waterford covering every time period in the standards

Date: July 7, 2009 - July 11, 2009

Greater Capital Region Teacherhostel

Location: Albany, Cohoes, Troy, Waterford
Contact Hours: 50
Cutoff Date: June 7, 2009
Cost: $375
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Celebrate the Quadricentennial in the Greater Capital Region of the Empire State. Immerse yourself in an interdisciplinary program covering the art, history, literature, and ecology of the region. Tour the homes, walk the grounds, see the exhibits, meet the curators, take home the curriculum material and ideas to energize your classes and stimulate minds. The program covers from Dutch settlement to the Erie Canal to the Underground Railroad to the Rockefeller years including behind the scene tours of museum labs, and sunset walks in the ravines of a cemetery. Experience every time period in the state standards all in one small region.

TUESDAY, JULY 7 – ALBANY (9:00-8:00)
9:00 Shaker Heritage Society
11:00 Albany Institute of History and Art
“There Is No Place Like Home: Integrating Local History into the K-12 Curriculum” – Kristi Fragnoli – College of St. Rose
1:00 Exhibit Tour: Quadricentennial
2:15 Behind the Scenes Tour
3:30 Document Workshop
5:00 Trolley to Albany Rural Cemetery
5:30 Dinner at Albany Rural Cemetery
6:00 Albany Rural Cemetery Trolley Tour
8:00 Trolley to Albany Institute of History

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8 – ALBANY (9:00-8:00)
Rockefeller Institute, SUNY 411 State Street
9:00 “NewYork State Government” – Bob Ward, Rockefeller Institute and Maryanne Malecki, Education Director, WAMC
10:45 The Youth Media Project: Student Town Meeting – Maryanne Malecki Empire State Plaza
1:00 Politics of NYS Art, 1950’s-1960’s, Talk and tour – Jennifer Warner, NYS Office of General Services, Curatorial/Tour Services
2:00 NYS Capitol Tour – Stuart Lehman, NYS Office of General Services, Curatorial/Tour Services
4:00 Ten Broeck Mansion: Tour
5:00 Albany Underground Railroad tour: Paul and Mary Liz Stewart, Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region
5:45 Dinner: Ten Broeck Mansion
6:45 “Albany Underground Railroad” – Paul and Mary Liz Stewart

9:00 “The History of Troy Overview” – P. Tom Carroll – Burden Iron Works Museum, Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway
10:30 Troy walking tour
1:00 Harmony Mills and Erie Canal Walking Tour, Cohoes
4:00 The Kate Mullany House – Paul Cole – American Labor Studies Center
5:15 Oakwood Rural Cemetery

FRIDAY JULY 10 – WATERFORD (9:00- 8:00)
9:00 Van Schaik House tour
10:30 Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center Museum and Towpath walk
1:15 Peebles Island Resource Center, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Bureau of Historic Sites: archaeology/ painting/fabrics
3:30 Erie Canal Heritage Corridor
“The Erie Canal” – Craig Williams, New York State Museum
Erie Canal Heritage Corridor Exhibits
Erie Canal Boat Exhibit
6:00 Canal cruise and dinner, Erie-Champlain Canal Boat Company

SATURDAY JULY 11 – ALBANY (9:00-3:30)
9:00 Historic Cherry Hill
1:00 Schuyler Mansion New York State Historic Site
2:30 Fort Crailo New York State Historic Site

This program can be combined with other IHARE programs for teachers who require a certificate with a different multiple of hours.

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