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Valley Forge Project

Outstanding Teacher in American History Program (Valley Forge Project)

If you are an American History teacher, teaching grades seven through twelve within the State of California, private or public school systems, you are eligible to apply for this award.

The award consists of one week at the Valley Forge Foundation Workshop at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. www.ffvf.org

It consists of the workshop, lodging, meals, park admission, bus fares at the Freedom Foundation and round trip transportation from a major air terminal in California.

For information and rules contact:

Redlands Chapter President
Col. Will Langford,
USAF (Ret)
669 Center Crest Dr.
Redlands,CA 92373

Rick Campbell

winner of the 2004 California Valley Forge Project award .

Mr. Campbell teaches 9-12 history classes at Oakmont High School in Roseville, California. He has been teaching for four years having received his BA in Economics and his credential in Social Studies from California State University in Sacramento.

Rick thanked the State Society for having selected him for this honor which provided him with this "incredible experience".

Beginning with his arrival in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania he was in the Medal of Honor Grove, the site where Washington crossed the Delaware, Trenton and Princeton.

Nassau Hall at Princeton University, once the largest building in the Colonies, was the site where Alexander Hamilton fired a cannon ball, through the door, that destroyed a picture of King George, III. His group toured the oldest Amish settlement in the United States. They toured the Battlefields of Brandywine and Monmouth and spent their last day in Philadelphia. There they saw the Museum of Art and Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed. Then on to Carpenter's Hall where many colonist met in secret, the First Bank of the United States and the National Constitution Center.

Every night they had speakers such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Baron Yon Steuben and the Marquis de Lafayette. They made history come to life. Campbell can take what he learned there back to his students and share with them part of our history and the experience he had.

He thanks the California society for this wonderful opportunity and looks forward to taking his family to Valley Forge some day.