The American Revolution in the Hudson Valley: Treason and Intrigue A Living History Study of the Arnold-Andre Conspiracy
This course will utilize the rich heritage of New York State to bring to life the compelling Arnold/Andre Conspiracy that could have sealed the fate of the American cause during the revolutionary war! Teachers will utilize a course curriculum approach of Living History to enhance their knowledge base and that of their students. Participants will examine some of the known and unknown local historic sites, museums and artifacts dealing with this exciting period of history. The Living History Education Foundation will be underwriting the brunch at the exclusive Ye Olde ’76 House. The course represents a new approach to the study of the Arnold/Andre Conspiracy-events include possible capture of West Point, Arnold’s flight to the HMS Vulture and Andre’s eventual capture and execution. The course involves a light hike; where participants will “walk in the footsteps of history,” a museum tour, a Washington HQ tour, dinner at an 18th century inn and jail, and will culminate in an authentic 18th century encampment. Participants will immerse themselves in the intrigue of the American Revolution. The course applies the NYS Social Studies Standards, character based education and the Regents action plan. Teachers will experience cross curriculum application, collegial sharing and “hands on” history.
Target Audience: Regular and special education teachers, grades K-12, social studies, science, ELA, art, music, technology teachers
Presenter: Gary Petagine, Living History Instructor
Dates: Saturday, August 3, 2013 8:30 am –6:30 pm
Sunday, August 4, 2013 10:00 am –3:00 pm
Location: Garrison, New York; optional overnight encamp at DeWint House in
Old Tappan, New York
Credit: In-service credit based on district policy
Fee: $150 Participants are responsible for travel expenses and meals.
Registration is required by July 13, 2012. This course is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center, The Living History Education Foundation, and PNW BOCES