World Wars: Historical Comparison of the French & Indian War and World War I, Strum, Summer 2019

Course Number: EDU 5515 C09
Instructor: Rich Strum
Location: Fort Ticonderoga
Dates and Times:

July 21-26, 2019

Credits: 3 Graduate Credits
   

Note: Course tuition is set by and payable to Fort Ticonderoga. Please register directly with Fort Ticonderoga. Fort Ticonderoga will then give you the link to Castleton's online registration form.

Course Description

A three-credit course for teachers participating in the Seventh Annual Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute “World Wars: Historical Comparison of the French & Indian War and World War I” July 21-26, 2019.

Participants in the course must be participants in the Seventh Annual Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute in summer 2019—open through a competitive applications process.

Course Goals & Objectives

  • To understand the similarities and differences between the Seven Years’ War (1754-1763) and the Great War (1914-1918) as global conflicts.
  • To understand the Ticonderoga experience during the Seven Years’ War as a microcosm of the larger global conflict.
  • To learn how local history can be used as a connection to global historical themes, using the World War I experiences of Stephen Pell as an example.
  • To understand the role of geography in warfare in North America, utilizing 18th-century maps and the historic landscape at Ticonderoga as an example.
  • To appreciate how opposing forces maintained and supplied vast armies in remote locations like Ticonderoga.
  • To use critical thinking, literacy skills, historical thinking skills, and where possible, interdisciplinary connections in creating lesson plans and/or units of study related to the French & Indian War and/or World War I.
  • To learn how historical documents, maps, and artifacts can be utilized to facilitate learning about the Seven Years’ War and World War I.

Required Texts

Fred Anderson, The War That Made America: A Short History of the French & Indian War

Hew Strachan, The First World War

 

For additional course information

Rich Strum

(802) 585-6370

For additional registration information

Bethany Sprague
(802) 468-1325

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