Fortifying the Forks of the Ohio

Thursday, March 1, 2018 • 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Heinz History Center

Join History Center educators, curators, and local experts for workshops and educational sessions designed to connect local educators with the museum’s exhibits. All workshops include a classroom resource guide with lesson plans and a boxed meal. Pre-registration is required and space can be reserved online.

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Fortifying the Forks of the Ohio

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Time: 5 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Heinz History Center
Act 48 Hours: 3 hours
Audience: Suitable for all educators.
Cost: $15 for History Center members and $20 for non-members to attend. Additional $3 fee applies to receive Act 48 hours.

As the French, British, and American Indians fought to control this region, local terrain made for difficult and dangerous travel by road, and rivers were strategically essential to securing control over the lands west of the Allegheny Mountains. Join educators from the Fort Pitt Museum to explore the context of this region as Europeans began to claim territories, the background of the importance of the French & Indian War, and the technologies available to Europeans as they began to take control of the area through fortification. Educators will leave with examples of hands-on activities to engage students in a deeper understanding of the French & Indian War in Western Pennsylvania and a flash drive full of additional resources to use back in the classroom.

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