Old Sturbridge Village


Unit 1: Town Meeting and Local government

Welcome! On this page, you will find worksheets and activities related to Old Sturbridge Village's e-Civics programs. Thanks to several generous grants, we were able to develop new civics curricular units that meet many of the latest social studies standards for grades 5 and 8-12 in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. These materials are currently being piloted, so your feedback and suggestions are very important to us.

This 8th grade unit contains five lessons, which you can navigate through using the sidebar on the left side of the page. Each lesson features accompanying primary sources, videos, and worksheets.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. We will be checking in with participants on a monthly basis to see if you need guidance or additional resources for your students.


Contact Liz O'Grady, Assistant Director of Museum Education, at eogrady@osv.org to get more information on the project.