Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the French and Indian War in upstate New York. This important American war helped create the tensions that led to the American Revolution a generation later and contributed to the disintegration of the British Empire in North America. Hear about the British and American perspectives. Tour the forts, stand on the highground, cruise the lakes, and walk the shores of the war that became part of American history, literature, and movies. Hear from a range of speakers, receive curriculum materials, leave with a better understanding of the global war that preceded the American Revolution, and bring that excitement and experience back to the classroom.
August 4: "Who won the French and Indian War? A British Perspective" - Fort Edward, Archaeological Site Tour, Old Fort House Museum, Skenesborough Museum and Heritage Area Visitors Center
August 5: Fort Ticonderogafeinmanp@ihare.org
"Winning the War, Losing the Peace: The Strategic Consequences of the French and Indian War for Britain and its American Colonies"
"Fort Ticonderoga in the French and Indian War"
"Naval Campaigns of the French and Indian War at Lake George and Lake Champlain"
"Battle of Valcour Island"
August 6: Fort Ticonderoga, Mount Defiance, Crown Point, Lake Champlain dinner cruise
August 7: Fort William Henry - tours, talks, Lake George cruise, fireworks
August 8: Fort William Henry: "The History and Underwater Archaeology of Lake George's Sunken Fleet of 1758"
"Colonial Wars Walking Tour of Lake George"
Dates: August 4-8, 2008
Locations: Fort Edward, Fort William Henry, Fort Ticonderoga
Contact Hours: 40
Cutoff Date: June 26
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