September 30, 2014
Integrate George Rogers Clark + Indiana History into your classroom

Looking for a fun (and free) way to integrate Indiana History and the George Rogers Clark story in your classes?  Students across Indiana are invited to submit questions to George Rogers Clark, British Col. Henry Hamilton, Father Pierre Gibault, and others involved in the 1779 capture of Fort Sackville.

Students in Vincennes Lincoln High School’s US History CC (college credit) class will field questions about the capture of the fort and related Vincennes and Indiana history.  Students will post questions to an online blog “hosted” by historic figures in the story.  LHS’s US History CC students will reply, answering those questions in character.  The blogs are hosted as a partnership between Lincoln High School and the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park.

From time-to-time, blog characters will post questions that your students can answer and post to the blog, as well as interact with students from around the state and beyond.

While fourth grade students are definitely encouraged to participate, students and teachers in all grades are invited to ask questions and interact in a safe, online environment.  The class teacher as well as park staff will monitor the blogs.

The web address for the blogs is: http://www.nps.gov/gero/forkids/vincennes-lincoln-high-school-blogs.htm

Questions will be taken throughout the school year, and usually answered within 24-48 hours.  Student answers will be verified for historical accuracy.

Teachers with questions are welcome to contact Michael Hutchison, Lincoln High School teacher (hutchisonm@vcsc.k12.in.us), or Ranger Jason Collins (jason_m_collins@nps.gov).

This blog post was supplied by Michael Hutchison.

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