History for Homeschoolers

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Vermont People, Places, and Ideas

***Limited spots are still available in the virtual classes, but all of the in-person classes for 2022-2023 are currently full. Please email education@vermonthistory.org to be added to the waiting list. We also have At-Home lesson plans and materials available from 2020-2021. See At-Home for more info.***

There are two options for the 2022-23 series - in-person or virtual (with Zoom class). Please see these pages for all the details and links to registration options:

We have also created At-Home materials from our 2020-2021 History for Homeschoolers lessons. See additional details:

Students can participate in some or all sessions. The classes are recommended for children ages 7 to 12. Some activities involve reading and writing. Pre-registration is REQUIRED for in-person and virtual classes; space is limited. Please contact Danielle Harris-Burnett at (802) 479-8524 or danielle.harris-burnett@vermonthistory.org with any questions.

Each session includes history-related activities that focus on the month's theme.

September - Famous Vermonters
Wednesday, September 14 OR Thursday, September 15

Learn about Vermonters like Ethan Allen and Clarina Nichols.

October - Vermont Artists
Wednesday, October 12 OR Thursday, October 13

Examine works of art by Vermont Artists and learn how they captured Vermont stories.

November - Vermont Government
Wednesday, November 9 OR Thursday, November 10 

Explore how state government works and visit the State House.

December - Vermont People
Wednesday, December 14 OR Thursday, December 15

Learn about the lives of ordinary Vermonters over time.

January - Vermont Weather
Wednesday, January 11 OR Thursday, January 12

Play a winter game and learn how weather has affected Vermonters in the past. 

February - Vermont Geography
Wednesday, February 8 OR Thursday, February 9

Use maps to consider how Vermont's history was influenced by geography. 

March - Vermont Businesses
Wednesday, March 8 OR Thursday, March 9

Examine historic documents and artifacts to learn about the history of businesses in Vermont.

April - Preserving Vermont's History
Wednesday, April 12 OR Thursday, April 13

Learn how stories of the past are saved and shared.

May - Vermont Then and Now
Wednesday, May 10 OR Thursday, May 11

Explore continuity and change throughout Vermont's history.

Please contact Danielle Harris-Burnett at danielle.harris-burnett@vermonthistory.org, (802) 479-8524 with any questions or concerns.

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