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Lesson Plans

In the Spring of 2013, twenty-eight students in the University of Vermont’s Education class, EDEL 157: Social Education and Social Studies, created lesson plans using two CDI Collections: Porter Thayer Photographs and Vermonters in the Civil War. The class was designed for pre-service teachers to get experience designing social studies curricula for early elementary aged students. Each UVM student in the class created three lesson plans using primary source material from one of the two collections. The pre-service teachers in EDEL 157 experienced lesson planning with digital primary sources for either a third or fifth grade audience and created resources that could be used by other teachers. 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.

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