ERIC Number: ED394875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Discover New Windsor Cantonment, The Last Encampment of Washington's Army. An Activities Learning Packet.
New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site, Vails Gate, NY.
The activities in this learning packet are designed to provide background information on the significance of New Windsor Cantonment to local, state, and U.S. history. The New Windsor Cantonment was the final winter encampment of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and the site where the cessation of hostilities was announced in April 1783. The document contains the following information sheets, with corresponding activities: (1) "What was New Windsor Cantonment?"; (2) "What if you were a soldier?"; (3) "Where would you live at the Cantonment?"; (4) "What would you wear?"; (5) "What would you eat at the Cantonment?"; (6) "What kinds of soldiers were at the Cantonment?"; (7) "What if you were a military craftsman?"; (8) "What would your day be like at the Cantonment?"; (9) "Were there women and children at the Cantonment?"; (10) "What was the Badge of Military Merit?"; (11) "Who were some real people at the Cantonment?"; and (12) "How did the Revolutionary War end?" Background materials for the teacher accompany the activities. The activities are designed for use with a field trip to the Cantonment or to supplement study of the Revolutionary War. (EH)
Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Local History, Preservation, Presidents of the United States, Revolutionary War (United States), Social Studies, United States History, War
New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site, P.O. Box 207, Vails Gate, NY 12584.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site, Vails Gate, NY.