Valley Forge day in MSD Lawrence Township is a one-day event (Friday, February 24) that offers students a unique way to experience history

MSD Lawrence is fortunate to have a team of teachers and several Revolutionary Way re-enactors who help students travel back in time to drill with the Revolutionary War soldiers. They offer in-depth knowledge of the Revolutionary War and use authentic equipment to educate students about this period in the history of our country.  Teachers demonstrate how STEM is ever-present in the lives of the soldiers. And across the grade levels and content-area curriculum, assignments and lessons were designed to coordinate what is being studied and taught in reading, writing, and social studies to what the students will experience in the field.

The “troops” will learn the safety procedures for loading and firing the cannons.  In the medical station, there is an opportunity to be briefed by doctors and nurses who perform surgery and other medical procedures on troops with frostbite, small pox and other ailments of the day.  Lady Washington’s station is a place to partake in preparations for baking pies and cakes for General Washington, and there are demonstrations on how to load and fire a musket, how to set up camp, and what it takes to survive the blustery winter of 1777-78.

Follow the link to the Valley Forge Day website where you can view photos from previous years and learn more about this interesting and unique way to teach and learn about our history.


This post was created in collaboration with Dana Altemeyer, Coordinator of Communications, Public Relations, & Marketing,  Lawrence Township Schools

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