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2017 Education Day - Friday Only!
November 3rd, 2017
Our 2017 Education Day is open to any student in public, private or home-schooled programs from the 5th Grade through High School. JROTC programs are highly encouraged to attend as well as many local schools have thriving Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force programs within the High School setting. We also encourage students from local universities also take part in engaging our living historians on a higher level. Senior Citizen groups are also encouraged to attend this day to afford them a more relaxed atmosphere to interact with our reenactors. Educators and university students are encouraged to work with our reenactors in developing lesson plans pre and post event to assure that the student's experience is fully fulfilled. The Education Day Program begins at 9:30 AM, Friday November 3rd, 2017. Lunch in the field is up to each group or individual to coordinate on their own. Educators interested in having their students attend this very special program, please contact by email Eric Montgomery or by calling him at 412-726-6665. We hope you take advantage of this great part of our annual program!
An Open Letter of Invitation to Tri-Cities Educators
In 2016, A Walk in Their Boots held our first annual Education Day. Approximately 450 students experienced first person impressions of Frontier Life during the American Revolution, Medicine during the Civil War, Life in the Trenches during the First World War, Communications Equipment used on the shores of Normandy France during World War Two and Field Gear and Specialized Equipment used by the United States Marines in the South Pacific. Children spent 20 to 25 minutes in each area as experienced living historians presented in character the use of equipment vital to each and every soldier and sailor. The children were encouraged to ask questions and interact with the reenactors as they provided their historical impressions.
Children at the 2016 event above shown learning about WWII and the American Civil War...
Topping off this very unique educational experience was a presentation by United States Army and Air Force veteran Harvey Tester who served our nation proudly for 39 years. In a group setting, Master Sergeant Tester presented his personal history of working on the Apollo Moon Landing Program during the 1960's. It was clear that many children were unaware that we actually landed on the Moon so many years ago. MSgt Tester, sharply dressed in his Air Force uniform, presented his role in the Moon Program to an attentive audience. His duties were to map the Moon's surface, determining safe lunar landing sites on the untouched surface. On July 20th, 1969, the fruits of MSgt Tester's work came full circle with the safe and successful landing of Apollo 11 piloted by Mission Commander Neil Armstrong and Astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Inspired by MSgt Testers' presentation, one young student exalted that he too would like to land on the Moon someday! God Speed young explorer!
Reenactors present local Life on the Frontier and MSgt Tester discussing a bit of the same just a bit further away, the Moon.
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