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Lesson Plans

Students in the University of Vermont’s Education class, EDEL 157: Social Education and Social Studies create lesson plans each year using CDI collections as their source material. The class is designed for pre-service teachers, and these young teachers gain experience designing social studies curricula for early-elementary aged students. Selected lesson plans have been posted here as teaching resources.

Questions about lesson plans or the social studies curricula project can be directed to: Binta Colley, UVM Department of Education (802) 656-1420 binta.colley@uvm.edu; Dan DeSanto, Bailey/Howe Library (802) 656-5728 daniel.desanto@uvm.edu; Prudence Doherty, Special Collections Bailey/Howe Library (802) 656-2138 prudence.doherty@uvm.edu.

Long Trail Photographs

Animals Along the Long Trail
Jacquelyn Arndt
Discovering Objects on the Long Trail
Cassie Lance
Let's Get Packing!
Hannah Trieb
Packing Up and Adding Up
Danielle E. Hall-Potvin
Piecing It All Together
Hannah Trieb
What To Take up Maxwell’s Mountain?
Jacquelyn Arndt

Porter C. Thayer Photographs

Calculating Travel Time - Then and Now
Hannah Pelkey
Examining Asher's Mill
Alexander Ostrum
Maple Sugaring
James Caswell
Sherman's Store - Williamsville, VT
James Caswell

Vermonters in the Civil War

Civil War Hard Bread
Carly Edelstein
Civil War Slang
Kristen Couillard
Diseases in the Civil War
Kathryn Seelen
Graphing Text with Civil War Letters
Kathryn Seelen
Mapping Fort Monroe
Carly Edelstein