What was village life like in Vermont during the nineteenth century?
How did Vermonters’ lives change with the arrival of new technology and transportation?
How do we use primary sources and historical fiction to teach history?

This year-long program integrates content, sources, and pedagogy, and models an inquiry approach to the use of primary sources in the classroom as a way to connect local stories to national history. Flow of History has support for this program through a collaboration with Historical Forensics, a Teaching with Primary Sources program funded by the Library of Congress. One of the resources we will use this year is Historical Forensics’ board game, “In Their Shoes,” which allows students to step into the shoes of a nineteenth-century New Englander.

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