|Course Number:||EDU 5515 C45 (Graduate)|
|Location:||Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, VT & Phoenix Shipwreck Site-Colchester Shoal|
|Dates and Times:||
July 1 – 3, 2019 from 8:30am – 4:30pm
Note: Please register directly with the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM). LCMM will give you the link to Castleton's online registration form. Tuition payments should be made to LCMM.
Lake Champlain was a once a hot bed of experimentation for the development of steamboat technology, and the remains of some of those experiments still lie at the bottom of the lake’s cold dark waters. During this three day course participants will have the opportunity to take an in-depth look at the earliest steamboat shipwreck in North America, the steamboat Phoenix (1815-1819).
Witches, heroines, sabotage, human error? Commemorate the 200th anniversary of an epic event with a look at the details of the story as we know it. Were the published accounts of the shipwreck fake news? Do we have the full story? Does the archaeological evidence confirm the conclusions that appeared at the time of the wreck? What was the lasting impact of this early steam powered vessel and the dozens of steamboats the followed?
Audience: All Educators
The goal of this course is to explore the details of an historic local event using archaeological evidence, and shape those details into inquiry-based lesson plans for students.
Participants will be able to: