What better way to excite your students about history than to take them to the very place where the actual events happened? Have them stand where George Washington once stood, walk deep into the forest and imagine the British soldiers trying to maintain a shoulder to shoulder march into battle or to build the roads so they could transport their supplies. Visit a French fort or a recreated fur trader's cabin. Learn about the Native American way of life in the 18th century with a period costumed interpreter using reproduction artifacts to illustrate the stories.
Many of the historic sites and museums have developed programs geared to school groups with "hands on" learning for the students and curriculum resources for the educators.
Contact the historic sites directly for more information about the educational programs offered, fees, and to schedule a field trip or a visit to your school.