The Vermont Historical Society has created teaching packets and units aligned with state teaching standards that cover significant periods of Vermont History. These units and packets are not only information rich, but come with photographs, images, letters, and other historical documents that provide teachers with exciting ways to share Vermont history with students. Activities and other classroom ideas are included in each unit.
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The Vermont History Explorer website is full of information about Vermont history. It has over 200 articles about Vermont history that can be read online, printed, or projected on a screen. It is also a great place to find primary sources like photographs and historic documents. This colorful, interactive site is designed for children, specifically students in grades 3 through 6.
The Green Mountain Chronicles is a series of 52 five-minute radio programs created by the Vermont Historical Society between 1987 and 1988. They were broadcast by commercial and public radio stations throughout the state in late 1988 and early 1989. The radio series tells the history of Vermont in the twentieth century using archival sound recordings and oral history interviews.
For the past three years, participants in the professional development workshop Old Documents, New Technology: Using Interactive Whiteboards to Teach with Primary Sources created lessons for use in their classrooms and to share with fellow educators.