• large wooden spikes jut out from a large wooden angular wall lit by sunlight. verdant grass surrounds it.

    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

Soldier's Day Education Packet Introduction

Dear Teacher,

Welcome to the Soldier's Day Immersion Experience at Fort Stanwix National Monument!


To give you an idea of what to expect, here is a short list of things to remember:

  • The Soldier's Day Program takes a lot of energy. It cannot be stressed enough how important a good breakfast and liquids the morning of the program are to the overall health and safety of your students.
  • The Soldier's Day Program is an education program. In order to comply with National Park Service standards for this type of program, we must supply pre-and post-visit lessons. You can find these, along with lesson materials and more, on our website.
  • Pre-visit preparation is the key to making the program successful! One of the lessons sets up the command structure for the class during the program. If you arrive at the fort without Corporals and Sergeants, your program will be converted into a 1 ½ hour Soldier's Life Program.

    *Sergeants must and corporals should have excellent leadership skills. They will be leading the group for the entire program with the help of the ranger(s). (Loud voices are helpful, too!)

If you have any questions or concerns about the program, please call! Park staff look forward to having you and your students come to the fort and experience the daily life of a Continental soldier.

Sincerely,

The Fort Stanwix National Monument Interpretive Staff

 

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