Pathways to Invasion - a Geographic Conference at Fort Ticonderoga
The New York Geographic Alliance is inviting YOU to join the invasion!
We are sponsoring a geographic conference at Fort Ticonderoga on the shores of Lake Champlain on July 12-14, 2017. The theme is Pathways of Invasion, concentrating on the importance of the region during several conflicts (French and Indian War, American Revolution, and the War of 1812. It will feature lessons on the geography the Champlain Valley, focusing on its importance during three wars in colonial times. We will have lessons inside the fort, take tours of the Fort and its grounds, and a driving tour of the La Chute River, which drains Lake George. We are also planning on getting out on the Lake, using the Fort's boat, the Carillon.
This workshop will be open to all teachers of New York, and possibly neighboring states and Canada. Preference will be given to members of Alliances. We are still in the planning stage, and we will update this page with new information as it arrives. You can take the first step in registration now. Click on the link below. Fill out the required information and submit it. We will inform you that we have received your registration. In March you will be sent a more lengthy registration form, requiring signatures from you and your supervisor (principal). You also need to send us a check for $25 to hold your place. If you attend the entire conference at Fort Ticonderoga, you will receive a refund.
Participants are responsible for their own transportation to Ticonderoga (there is Amtrak service). Accommodations will be made with a local hotel, and you will be responsible for your lodging expenses and dinners.
Vive La France! The French and Indian War will be the main theme at the Fort this summer.