Here are some resources for families with children to use on your visit, for homeshoolers, and for educators to use in the classroom in conjunction with your field trip or as stand alone activities.
For educators to use in teaching about the American Revolution, read Learning with Ease, the American Revolution History and Teacher’s Guide to Events, Battles, and People of the American Revolution War Era. Available for purchase at the Bennington Battle Monument gift shop.
Chimney Point has prepared classroom activities for educators on the French Colonial past in the Champlain Valley for before and after their school group visits. They also can be used as classroom activities on their own and by home-schoolers.
For everyone wanting to learn more about the time on Lake Champlain from just before Samuel de Champlain's arrival in 1609 to after the end of the French and Indian War in 1763, this is for you.
Special edition, Lake Champlain Voyages of Discovery Project. Includes documentary film, Champlain: The Lake Between, bonus footage, and Classroom Connections CD-ROM with learning activities and additional resources. In most school libraries in Lake Champlain Basin of Vermont and New York. $19.95 Available for purchase from Chimney Point gift shop.
For families and people of all ages visiting the site, enjoy these history hunts and finding the answers in these Quests;
- Coolidge Quest: A Treasure Hunt at the Boyhood Home of the 30th U.S. President
- Coolidge Homestead Search
- Wilder Barn Riddles
A teacher resource packet for educators and homeshoolers: Coolidge Teacher Resource Guide
For your educational field trip to the President Coolidge Site:
- The Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation offers special programs and resources for “Teacher & Students”
- Students doing a project on President Coolidge can find out more about him on this White House web site.
These resources are for educators to use after their field trip to the Hubbardton Battlefield. They also can be used in the classroom on their own, by home-schoolers, and anyone curious about the Revolutionary War time period.
- Hubbardton Battlefield Post Visit Exercise
- Hubbardton Battlefield Post Visit Letter Exercise
- Hubbardton Battlefield Post Visit Primary Source Exercise
For families and people of all ages visiting the site, enjoy this history hunt. Look for clues inside and on the grounds.
For families and people of all ages visiting the site, enjoy these history hunts and finding the answers in this Quest:
- Morrill Quest
For educators, see this documentary film and companion teacher's guide.
- Documentary film, Land for Learning: Justin Morrill and Americans Land Grant Colleges and Universities.
- Teacher’s guide, Justin Morrill, His Life and Times: A 7-12 Teacher’s Guide to Accompany the Video “Land for Learning: Justin Morrill and America’s Land Grant Colleges and Universities
Visitors interested in birds and wildflowers can bring these checklists along on their walk.
Visitors with children in their groups can try out either or both of these history hunts.
- Mount Independence History Detectives Scavenger Hunt
- Mount Independence History Trek History Mystery
Educators and home-schoolers preparing for their trip to Mount Independence can use these pre-visit resources and activities to support field trip learning.
- Mount Independence Timeline
- Mount Independence Pre-Visit Artifact Reading Activity
- Mount Independence Pre-Visit Primary Source Activity
- Mount Independence Pre-Visit Primary Source Activity Vermont map
- Mount Independence Pre-Visit Primary Source Activity Quebec map
- Mount Independence Pre-Visit Mapping Activity
The activities in this teacher packet for the Old Constitution House offer ways to find specific objects while on your visit and suggest topics that can be discussed during and after your visit. Suitable for educators, home-schoolers, and families making the most of their visit.