Statesville, NC: State Historic Site Fort Dobbs was recently reconstructed and a grand opening was held on September 21, 2019. Jim Worthington and John Hieb, both social studies content coaches in the Iredell-Statesville School District, recently visited Fort Dobbs and discussed how the school district could best benefit from the history in their own backyard. After visiting and experiencing the Fort, it was decided that the fort was something that all social studies teachers in the I-SS needed to experience.
On Wednesday, October 23, between 75-100 social studies teachers from all over the Iredell-Statesville School District will ride a shuttle bus to Fort Dobbs. Once there teachers will tour the fort, view the reconstructed living and sleeping quarters, participate in a simulated archaeological dig, make “hardtack” and witness a musket firing. October 23 is an Early Release Day, which affords teachers across the district an opportunity to participate in professional development and learning within their content areas.
The teachers are scheduled to arrive around at Fort Dobbs around 1:30pm.
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