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Strategies for Using the
Champlain Hudson Fulton Online Resource
“Celebrating 400 Years of New York History”

The year 2009 will mark the 400th anniversary of key voyages of discovery made by Henry Hudson and Samuel de Champlain, as well as the 200th anniversary of Robert Fulton’s historic steamship journey up the Hudson River. Commemoration of these events provides an ideal opportunity for schools and communities to celebrate the role of these individuals in the cultural and economic development of New York State. To highlight the commemoration, the New York State Education Department has developed this resource entitled, “Celebrating 400 Years of New York History.”

Key Components of the Champlain Hudson Fulton (CHF) Online Commemoration Modules


Optimizing Strategies for Dissemination of Modules among Teaching Staff


Encouraging Integration of Local History and Commemorations Across-the- Curriculum


Inviting Community to Support Student Learning


Funding Possibilities for Implementing These Projects