Tuesdays, 4:00 – 6:00 pm [on Zoom]
October 25; November 1, 8, 15, 29
Registration Fee: $125 per session; $500 for all 5 sessions
Graduate Fee: $475
Participants can choose to attend individual sessions or register for all five. 3 graduate credits are available for those who attend all five sessions. Each session begins with an historical overview for teacher background knowledge. Picture books provide literacy connections. While maps will feature in every session, other historical materials, appropriate for use in the upper elementary – middle school classroom will be used for analysis and interpretation with particular attention to historical thinking skills and writing tasks.
Session 1: N’dakinna
Who first lived in the area we now call New Hampshire and Vermont?
Picture Book: Joseph Bruchac, Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s Back
Other sources includes maps, stories, and artifacts
Session 2: Governor Wentworth’s Charters
Why did settlers come to New Hampshire and Vermont, and where did they come from?
Picture Book: Diana Appelbaum, Giants in the Land
Other sources include maps, artifacts, and town charters
Session 3: Town Settlement
How did the settlers from Connecticut live? What did the early settlers do to organize their towns?
Picture Book: Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, Wilderness Cat
Other sources include maps, stories, and town meeting records
Session 4: Becoming a State
What values and principles were emphasized by the settlers who created our states?
Picture Book: Jacqueline Davies, Tricking the Tallyman
Other sources include the VT Constitution, US Census, maps, and slavery documents
Session 5: Farming, Mills, and Landscape Change
How did sheep farming change the land?
Picture Book: Donald Hall, The Ox-Cart Man
Other sources include maps, photographs, and diaries