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David W. Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

25 High Street

Fort Plain, NY 13339





Joint assembly in Fort Plain highlights curriculum

Students in grades 4 and 7 in Fort Plain recently watched an assembly by Capital Repertory’s “On the Go” program.

The assembly - entitled “A Friend of a Friend: Tales of the Underground Railroad from the Capital Region,” - used New York State archival documents to bring to life the impact of the Fugitive Slave Act in the Capital Region. The program covered topics aligned with the Common Core Standards for social studies.

Students have studied the use of slavery as an economic institution, the abolition movement, and the eventual abolition of slavery with the passage of the 13th Amendment. Students also explored how this movement impacted the United States as a nation, and learned how the Capital Region was instrumental in the Underground Railroad.

“This performance ties directly in to what is being taught to students in their social studies classroom,” said seventh grade teacher Katie Sacco.

The Capital Rep “On the Go” program was sponsored by the Fort Plain High School’s OK2XL Chapter (a talented and gifted program). The OK2XL program sponsors annual trips and in-house assemblies to enhance student study by integrating arts in education.

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