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Fundamentals of historical miniatures gaming – The Vikings are coming, Grades 5 – 9

Fundamentals of historical miniatures gaming – The Vikings are coming, Grades 5 – 9

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Date(s) - Aug/04 - Aug/05
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

New Era Creative Space (NECS)

Date: Aug 4 – 5 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 2 –5 PM
Tuition: $10
Free for Peekskill school district student.

SUMMER HISTORICAL STRATEGY GAMES TWO-DAY WORKSHOP:  Do you enjoy history, strategy games, and working in teams?  If so, then come join the Summer Strategy Games Two-Day Workshop Program!  

Summer Historical Strategy Games Two-Day Workshop is a program that teaches the fundamentals of historical miniatures gaming.  While examining an historical time period, students will learn about social, economical, and political reasons for conflict and its ramifications.  Students will paint and command 28mm miniatures on three-dimensional landscapes. Dice and rulers are used to resolve conflicts and move distances. Students will reflect on their historical understanding, examine outcomes, and identify better solutions for dealing with these kinds of conflicts.

Reflection Questions Include: What challenges led to the strife?  What benefits or other outcomes, if any, came out of the struggle?  What were the consequences of such turmoil? What are better solutions to these kinds of conflict?


Originally beginning as raiders from the North, vikings eventually began to besiege and conquer lands they had previously raided.  One of their campaigns led them through modern day France where they ended up sieging Paris. The battle we will be focussing on took place between the Viking and French naval forces who fought over control of the river Seine.    Students will examine archaeological evidence on viking ship building, learn historical background information, explore how humans organize themselves during times of struggle, and identify the catalysts and consequences that resulted.  Students will reflect upon better solutions and outcomes for dealing with conflict, but overall students will have a whole lot of fun!

Saturday, August 4th at 2pm-5pm:  Using a wide variety of materials, students will construct and paint viking ships, learn archaeological and historical background information and game rules.

Sunday, August 5th at 2pm-5pm:  Students will use their own handmade ships they make the day before to participate in the river battle of the Siege of Paris.  One side will play the French and the other side will play the Vikings. Students will identify the reasons and consequences for conflict and identify better solutions and outcomes.   

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You may register by filling the online form and paying the registration fee or Mail payment and form to New Era Creative Space, 1016 Brown Street, Peekskill NY 10566.  DOWNLOAD FORM .


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