Winning the War, Winning the Peace: American Revolution Teacherhostel

Date: June 27, 2008 - July 1, 2008

Location: United States Military Academy (USMA) and neighboring sites
Contact Hours: 45
Cost: $375 (includes 5 lunches, 4 dinners, 2 cruises, and 2 books)
Cutoff Date: May 27, 2008
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“Winning the War, Winning the Peace” examines how America won the war for independence and survived the international tempest which followed. Participants will hear from the experts at the United States Military Academy as well as from the British side. The field trips cover the historic sites in the Hudson Valley area and provide an opportunity to meet the education curators of the museums and historic sites, hear from other teachers, and enjoy the river experience.

6/27 Friday: West Point (9:00-9:00)
Morning: “Winning the War” I: Brooklyn, Saratoga and the Strategic Significance of the Hudson Valley: British and American Perspectives: West Point faculty

Afternoon:  “Winning the War” II: Reassessing Yorktown and the Southern Insurgency: British and American Perspectives: West Point faculty

The British Perspectives will be provided by Ray Raymond, former political officer, British Consulate and adjunct, USMA

3:30 West Point Grounds and Fort Putnam walking and bus tour
5:00 Teaching the American Revolution: West Point faculty
6:15 Dinner: Thayer Hotel
7:30 “Winning the Peace through Diplomacy”

6/28 Saturday: Newburgh (9:00-9:00)
9:00 “The Newburgh Conspiracy,” Ray Raymond
10:00 New Windsor Cantonment
11:00 Knox’s Headquarters
1:00 Washington’s Headquarters
5:30 South Dock, West Point to Constitution Island
7:00 Sunset Cruise: dinner, The Ride of Sybil Ludington: Vin Dacquino,
author and middle school teacher

6/29 Sunday: Andre and Arnold (9:00-9:00; schedule subject to change)
9:00 Walking Tour Tappan
10:45 Washington’s Headquarters Tappan
12:00 Lunch: 76 House
1:15 Andre Bus trip: Andre Hill Monument
1:45 Stony Point
3:15 Beverly Robinson House, Flight of Benedict Arnold, Hudson River Vista
7:00 King’s Ferry Verplanck
8:00 Monument Park, Tarrytown

6/30 Monday: (9:00-9:00)
9:00 West Point Museum
2:00 Bear Mountain Trailside Zoo and Fort Clinton
4:00 Fort Montgomery
7:00 “Keeping the Peace: Diplomatic Challenges for the Early
Republic,” West Point faculty and Ray Raymond

7/1 Tuesday: Fort Montgomery (9:00-2:30)
9:00 Tom Paine and the American Revolution: John Wright, The Thomas Paine House
10:00 Chris Dipasquale, middle school teacher and author of An Object of Great Importance: The Hudson River During the American War for Independence
11:00 Stories of the American Revolution: Jonathan Kruk, storyteller
12:30 Cruise (from South Dock, West Point)

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