Reading and Writing about History

Summer 2019 Field Study
Reading and Writing about History 

July 9 - 12, Norwich, VT       

Join Flow of History and Vermont author Natalie Kinsey-Warnock for four days of historical investigations and writing workshops exploring how to help kids with narrative writing. The institute will follow a C3 Inquiry Framework with workshops on developing historical questions, making thinking visible, investigating primary sources, and sharing new understandings through story. 

This is a Commuter institute held in Norwich, Vermont.

Tuesday, July 9:  The Power of Story
  • Writer's Workshop: “The power of history, the power of story” with Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
  • History in the Town Clerk's Office
  • Using the Census 
  • Overview of C3 Inquiry
  • Developing strong inquiry questions
Wednesday, July 10: Then and Now 

  • Use historical materials to compare one-room schools to schools today
  • Re-enact a One-Room Schoolhouse Lesson
  • School District Field Study
  • Writer's Workshop: Developing Descriptive Settings 


Thursday, July 11: Connecting to Community  

  • Historical Research at your town office and historical society           
Friday, July 12: Sharing Stories


  • Historical Thinking and Evidence
  • Making Student Thinking Visible with Hexagonal Thinking

Flow of History,
May 13, 2019, 1:43 PM