Thursday, November 6, 2008

My Next Project

This is what I will work on until it's time to wake the children. We have several discs that don't get used, but for the most part, the majority of these discs are used within a month's time. Now to teach Laura how to put them away...(It's great fun pulling them out of the slots.) :)

Today we have a home school class in town about Old Fort Niagara. Here's the run-down:

This is the Oldest fort in the Great Lake Basin and where the Battle of 1812 was fought. With the original structures still standing from the 1700's, this Fort has been held by three different countries. It also has on display one of the oldest US flags in existence, measuring 24 feet by 28 feet. From the construction of the buildings, to the battle plans, Niagara has many unique qualities that we think you will find very interesting and worth your time.

We have a short documentary to watch at the class, which is well made and gives you a good idea of what life was like during that time. We will also be giving out information packets to each of the families to take home, that will incude "Old Fort Niagara, an Illustrated History", a replica of both the "United States Constitution" and the "Declaration of Independence", on parchment paper. There will also be some prizes for "good listeners" and for the quiz, as well as doorprizes including the books; "A History and Guide to Old Fort Niagara", "Sailors of 1812 - Memoirs and Letters of Naval Officers on Lake Ontario", "Soldiers of 1814 - American Enlisted Memiors of the Niagara Campaign, and a couple Fort Niagara T-Shirts.

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