The Vermont Primary Sources is a pack of 20 primary source documents that are relevant to the history of Vermont. Each primary resource is printed on sturdy 8.5” X 11” card stock.
The Vermont Primary Sources will help your students build common core skills including:
• Critical Thinking
• Point of View
• Compare and Contrast
• Order of Events
• And Much More!
Perfect for gallery walks and literature circles! Great research and reference materials!
The 20 Vermont Primary Sources are:
• Political cartoon entitled “Join or Die”– used to encourage American colonies to unite against British rule – 1754
• Engraving showing the drafting committee for the Declaration of Independence – Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Robert Livingston, Roger Sherman – 1776
• Replica of the Declaration of Independence – July 4, 1776
• Map of Vermont – 1827
• Civil War photograph of musicians of the 4th Vermont Infantry Regiment relaxing at a pine forest camp in Virginia – circa 1862
• Illustration of the 1777 Battle of Bennington – published 1874
• Map of the Central Vermont Railroad – 1879
• Engraving of judge administering presidential oath of office to Vice President Chester Arthur after death of President Garfield in 1881 – Arthur was born in Fairfield, Vermont
• Photograph of President Theodore Roosevelt speaking at Brattleboro, Vermont – 1902
• Illustration of Ethan Allen at Battle of Ticonderoga in 1775 – published 1910
• Photograph of young boys working for Hickok Lumber in Burlington, Vermont – 1910
• Photograph of adult and child workers in cotton mill, North Pownal, Vermont – 1910
• Photograph of President Calvin Coolidge with four Osage men after he signed the bill granting U.S. citizenship to Native Americans in 1925 – Coolidge was born in Plymouth Notch, Vermont
• Photograph of Vermont members of U.S. Congress honoring the 200th anniversary of Ethan Allen’s birth by laying a wreath at the foot of his statue in Statuary Hall – 1937
• Photograph of Vermont farmer drilling hole in maple tree to get sap to make maple syrup – 1940
• Photograph of Old Constitution House in Windsor, Vermont, where the Vermont Constitution was signed in 1777 – photo 2006
• Photograph of statue in Isle La Motte, Vermont, showing Samuel de Champlain with his guide – said to be site where he first set foot in what is now Vermont in 1609 – photo 2009
• Photograph of the Vermont State House in Montpelier – photo 2006
• Population density map of Vermont – 2010
• Flag of the Green Mountain Boys, still used by the Vermont National Guard today
Your students will:
…think critically and analytically, interpret events, and question various perspectives of history.
…participate in active learning by creating their own interpretations instead of memorizing facts and a writer’s interpretations.
…integrate and evaluate information provided in diverse media formats to deepen their understanding of historical events.
…experience a more relevant and meaningful learning experience.