Passport Workshops

Perspective Detective Learn about the Revolutionary War from an 1860s perspective. Schoolhouse2012:30-1 p.m.

Vermont Common Core State Standards

SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

RH.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions

RH.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

Suitable for grades K-8.
Recommended for grades 2-8.

Swing Your Partner! What was entertainment like at the turn of the twentieth century? Students learn basic contra dance moves while listening to folk music and experimenting with traditional instruments. Settlers' House1512:30-1 p.m.

Vermont Common Core State Standards
SL.1 Prepare for and participate in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
RH.2 Determine the central ideas of information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
RH.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as the are used, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

Suitable for students K-5.

Beauty and Botany Learn the anatomy of a flower, then draw and label a scientific illustration. Diamond Barn Classroom2012-12:30 p.m.

Vermont Common Core State Standards

SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

SL.2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally

SL.K.5 Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.

RST.6-8.4Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context

Suitable for grades K-8.
Recommended for grades 2-8.

Brains vs. Brawn Participants take turns hoisting a series of buckets using different pulley systems and learn to identify the mechanical advantage of each system. Ticonderoga2011:30-12 p.m.

Vermont Common Core State Standards
SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
MP.3 Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
MD.1 Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.
RP.A.1 Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities.
RST.3 Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
RST.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in specific scientific or technical context.

Suitable for grades K-8.
Recommended for grades 2-8.

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Call to Order Using actual meeting agendas from the late 19th century, students vote on elections and motions as they learn about the history of Vermont's Town Meeting Day. Meeting House2012-12:30 p.m.

Vermont Common Core State Standards
SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
SL.2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
SL.6 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
L.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English Grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
RH.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
RH.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inference from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

Suitable for grades 3-8.

Shop ‘til You Drop Children “purchase” and “sell” goods through a combination of bartering, paying with cash, and using credit. General Store1512-12:30 p.m.

Vermont Common Core State Standards
SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
SL.2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
L.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
RH.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary or the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
RH.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

Suitable for grades K-8.
Recommended for grades 2-6.

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Train Tracking Students investigate communication methods that kept 19th and 20th-century railroads running smoothly and safely and try sending messages by Morse code. Railroad Station1011:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Vermont Common Core State Standards
SL.1 Prepare and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
SL.2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
SL.6 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
L.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
RH.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source, provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
RH.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

Suitable for grades K-8.
Recommended for grades 2-6.

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Wish You Were Here Each student "travels" to the setting of his or her favorite painting and composes a postcard, complete with an image of the painting, to a friend detailing his or her travel adventures. Pleissner Gallery2012-12:30 p.m.

Vermont Common Core State Standards
W.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using different effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.
W.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
SL.6 Adapts speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
L.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
L.3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

Suitable for grades K-8.
Recommended for grades 3-6.

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Who’s for Lunch? Students gain an understanding of the interdependence of a food chain by playing a Web of Life game. Participants also become familiar with the goals of wildlife conservation. Beach Lodge2011:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Vermont Common Core State Standards
SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
SL.2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
RST.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in specific scientific or technical context.
RST.7 Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words with a version of that information expressed visually.
RST.9 Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources.
L.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English Grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Suitable for grades K-8.
Recommended for grades K-5.

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You Be the Judge Using examples of actual petty crimes committed in Vermont in the early 20th century, students decide who should stand trial and who should go without punishment. Jail1012:30-1 p.m.

Vermont Common Core State Standards
SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
RH.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
RH.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it, cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
R.6 Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.

Suitable for grades K-8.
Recommended for grades 3-8.

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