Grade 7 History Fair Invitation
Grade 7 History Fair Invitation
We wish to invite you to a Canadian History Fair for Grade 7 students on Friday, May 20th, 2016 (there will be no rain-day - if the weather is too extreme, the day will be cancelled and cheques will be either returned or destroyed as per your request) . This is very similar to the event run by CDCI West in the past.
Grade 7 classes will belong to either Group A or B. The day will consist of 4 parts for all classes:
A. A series of workshops on native culture and lifestyle run by the Alderville First Nation. These workshops will run for an hour and classes will have an opportunity to attend most of them. Group A will experience this event from 10:00-11:00 while Group B will attend from 12:30-1:30. Two classes will attend each workshop at the same time.
B. Meanwhile, the CCI re-enacting group, War of 1812 re-enactors and other CCI staff and students will be providing 15 minute workshops for the War of 1812. These workshops accommodate one class at a time. Workshops will include: a. 1812 army medicine and surgery, b. Punishment and discipline in the army, c. Military music and the music of the off-duty soldier, d. Weapons and musket demonstrations, e. Cannon demonstration and talk f. Military drill demonstrations and lessons, g. Fashion and clothing, h. The role of women and etiquette, i. Life in the military encampment, j. Blacksmithing demonstration, k 1812 dance, l. army and frontier food. m. 1812 Music and song. n. Stage combat. Note: Workshops have not been finalized so this is a tentative list. Group A will attend these workshops from 12:30-2:30 while Group B will experience them from 9:00 - 11:00. Classes will attend 8 of the workshops.
For all students:
From 11:00-11:40 there will be a display of native dance and drumming. All classes will be attending both this display and the battle reenactment as one group.
From 11:40 - 12:30 there will be a brief introduction to the uniforms and military units followed by a battle re-enactment. On the Canadian side there will be the red-coated IMUC (Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada), the Royal Artillery, the 49th British Regulars, Native warriors, the 3rd York militia, and the local Northumberland Militia. On the American side there will be 1st Kentucky Militia Regiment, the American Artillery, 21st US regulars, and the 6th Regiment of the U.S. army. Mixed in with these student groups will be re-enactors dressed in the same uniforms firing blank charges from their muskets and two cannon crews firing blank charges.
Place: The History Fair will take place in Cobourg Conservation Area/James Cockburn Park, Cobourg (the park across the street from McDonald’s). Instructions for bus parking will follow with confirmation from the Grade 7 class.
Cost: Each student will be charged $5 to help offset the costs of the day (such as ‘porta-potties’ which will be provided, blacksmithing, and the other costs to put on this event). Our costs have gone up and there are less subsidies for this event; as a result it is a ‘break-even’ presentation, at best!
**Each class is responsible for its own transportation and each student will need to bring a garbage-less lunch. It is very important that all garbage is removed by the students as this item is an obvious concern to both the Town and Conservation Authority.
Other notes: Each workshop will accommodate an entire class. Classes are expected to stay together and to listen to the instructions of the people running the workshops (for reasons of both safety - in the case of the weapons, our CCI blacksmith, and the surgeon’s displays - and to respect the efforts of people who have given up a day at work or school to run the workshop). Please listen attentively and ensure your class does not interrupt or disturb the presenters - they are volunteers. Otherwise, a group will be asked to leave.
The places for classes are on a first paid, first served basis as we can only accommodate a limited number of classes. Please send cheques or drop the cash off at CCI. The event is being run now by the 1st Kentucky Rifle Regiment Re-enacting unit who will now handle all the costs of the event. As a result, cheques are to be made out to their treasurer - Barry Holdam. He will only cash cheques after the event takes place; if we need to cancel due to bad weather the cheque/payment will be returned to you. To save mailing costs, I can forward any cheques and information to Barry. Thus, use the Board courier to send cheques and information to Chris Robins, CCI, 335 King Street East, Cobourg, Ontario, K9A 1M2. If you have any questions, please contact, Chris Robins at firstname.lastname@example.org or at CCI 905-372-2271.
To confirm your place we will need payment and the following information:
a. Your school, number of classes, number of students in each class, if there are any allergies or medical concerns, if there are any problems publishing photos/videos of the students at the workshops, and the e-mail address for each teacher.
b. We need to know what times you are able to attend.
Group A: Must attend 10:00-2:30 (please arrive near 9:50, 2:30 is the ending time).
Group B: Must attend 9:00-1:30 (please arrive 8:50)
Group C: Can attend either time (wonderful people that you are!). Group C will be assigned to either Group A or B depending on the numbers of each. If you have a preference for an arrival time - let us know and we will try to accommodate it
Note: Please tell us which group you can belong to as a school (for bussing purposes, we don’t want to book part of a school in one group and .....).
Please let me know if you require any further information. Pictures, videos of past events, and more information is available at http://ccireenacting.westhistory.net/
Coach for CCI Re-enacting Club.