The Patriots’ Podium, a lecture on the Revolutionary War, is one of several events scheduled for Patriots’ Week, a week-long festival that celebrates Trenton’s role in the American Revolution. In its seventh year, Patriots’ Week will feature more than 30 activities for adults and children, including historic site tours, lectures and the always-popular re-enactments of the Battles of Trenton. It runs from December 26-31.
“Trenton’s Patriots’ Week provides valuable educational opportunities about the crucial role New Jersey played in the American Revolution,”
The winning teacher is expected to deliver a 45-minute, family-friendly lecture at the Masonic Temple during Patriots’ Week. The winning teacher will also receive a $500 honorarium from Destination Trenton and the NJEA.
Teachers interested in applying must submit a video no longer than five minutes detailing their credentials, the focus of their lecture and why it would be meaningful for them to participate in the 2010 Patriots’ Podium. A reference letter from a school administrator, school parent or current or recent student, as well as two other contact references, must be included with the video submission. All application materials must be received by Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. Applications will be accepted online between Oct. 23 and Dec. 3.
Other events featured at Patriots’ Week include: Colonial School, a four-day camp at the First Presbyterian Church where children ages 6-14 can immerse themselves in the day-to-day of colonial life in Trenton; Patriots Quiz Games, an interactive program modeled after popular game shows that will test the audience’s knowledge in colonial history; and the Washington’s Crossing Bus Tour, which will follow the route of General Washington's troops as they approached Trenton for their surprise attack.
A complete list of events and activities will be available at the Patriots’ Week website www.patriotsweek.com starting Tuesday, October 26, 2010.
Patriots’ Week is produced by the TDA in collaboration with the Old Barracks Museum, the 1719 William Trent House, First Presbyterian Church, Masonic Temple, NJEA and Trenton Battlefield Tours. Destination Trenton is a project of the TDA in collaboration with the Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce
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The Trenton Downtown Association (TDA) is a 24-year old non-profit in Trenton, NJ dedicated to making New Jersey's capital a more competitive location for business owners, and a more engaging center for workers, residents and visitors.