Valcour: Teaching the American Revolution through Archaeology
Chris Sabick - 802-475-2022 x110
LCMM campus, Valcour Island, Arnold's Bay
July 5 - July 7, 2018
1 Credit through Castleton University (optional)
$600 ($775 with 1 credit)
October, 1776, a few months after the Declaration of Independence Benedict Arnold throws together a small but scrappy naval fleet on Lake Champlain. His mismatched force quickly moves to battle the British at a place called Valcour Island.
Join Lake Champlain Maritime Museum on the water for an adventure to Valcour Bay, where a pivotal battle of the Revolutionary War took place. During this three-day course, participants will examine archaeological resources and consider how they influence the creation of historical knowledge. This course is centered around an on-water exploration of the Valcour battlefield with LCMM archeologists and will culminate in the creation of an archaeology lesson plan.
An introduction to historical resources at LCMM, with discussion of historical background and lesson plans.
All-day field trip to Valcour Island, with talk and discussion of marine archaeology on the water, led by LCMM archaeologist Chris Sabick.
Back on-site at LCMM to collaborate and produce lesson plans featuring archaeological resources. Course will conclude with group presentations.
Coming in 2019: Symposium on Samuel de Champlain, in anticipation of a 2020 excursion entitled Roots of Champlain—a professional development course including sites in France, Quebec and the Lake Champlain Valley.
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