Traveling Education Kits
The Woodstock Historical Society has the following “Traveling Education Kits” that are available, free-of-charge, to local schools.
Land Grants – Conflicts in Colonial Vermont: This kit contains copies of original maps showing France’s land claims on Lake Champlain, the New Hampshire and New York Grants, a recent map, and a short study guide. (Grades 3-8)
Archibits: Archibits uses picture cards, slides, puzzles, and extensive lesson plans to explain the history embedded in Woodstock, Vermont’s architecture. (Grades 3-8)
Aaron Hutchinson – A Glimpse into Early Vermont Life: This kit has a teacher’s guide that links the kit’s lessons with Vermont’s Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities. The kit uses probate inventories, artifacts, maps, and other primary source materials, as well as a PowerPoint slideshow, to give students a glimpse into what life was like in Vermont around 1800. (Grades 4-8)
Note: This kit was created with a generous grant given by the “Flow of History” project.
Full Steam Ahead: Technology, Trade, and Travel Aboard the Ticonderoga (Published by Shelburne Museum)
Full Steam Ahead contains ten lessons that are linked with Vermont’s Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities. The kit also contains a steam-powered model of the tugboat Ticonderoga, an audiocassette containing reminiscences of passengers and employees of the Ticonderoga, a selection of a reproduction newspaper from 1923, and other educational materials. (Grades 5-8)
Abenaki in Vermont: This kit provides replicas of Abenaki artifacts, stories about their people, and a variety of other education resources for teachers and students. (Grades 3-8)
Talking Pictures: Photographs as Primary Resources. Talking Pictures encourages students to explore photographs as primary sources using reproductions of historic photographs taken in Woodstock, Vermont. (Grades 3-8)
To borrow any of these kits, please contact the History Center’s education coordinator, Jennie Shurtleff, at (802) 457-1822, or email her at: email@example.com