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New song: Freedom and Unity

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Ask the Secretary of State

Lots of information about how the electoral college works! 

Lake Champlain Bridge opening

Information about government and governance in Vermont from
the State Archives

Classics for Kids

Public Radio's Classics for Kids

Companion Website Offers Interactive Musical Experience and Curriculum Materials for K-8

Camel's Hump Radio

Vermont Public Radio: Camel's Hump Radio

Camel's Hump Radio is your connection with children's books and the pleasures of reading aloud.


Civics Online

Provides multi-media and primary source materials in order to enhance current approaches to teaching civics in the classroom.

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Kids VT wants to help make parenting easier and family life more fun. They provide accurate and current information on local events, news, parenting articles, humor and resources in a fun, friendly format.


Center for Civic Education

A Guide to the National Standards for Civics and Government

PBS Teacher's Source

PBS TeacherSource:

3000 Plus Lesson Plans and Activities

The White House

A link to the White House web page.

Ben's Guide to US Government for Kids: Vermont

Quick Facts About Vermont

This website is dedicated to the appreciation and understanding of one of Vermont's most delicious products, the apple. Produced by the Vermont Apple Marketing Board in cooperation with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, Montpelier, Vermont.

Vermont Geographic Alliance

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National Conference of State Legislatures

The National Conference of State Legislatures was founded in 1975 with the conviction that legislative service is one of democracy's worthiest pursuits.  They offer several programs and publications relating to civics education.

A field trip planning page to Montpelier containing links to the Vermont Supreme Court, the State House, and the Vermont Historical Society Museum.



Critter Curriculum

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department's critter webpage has lots of information to help you research Vermont's animals.  They have fact sheets, photos, and  illustrations.  They even have cool printable materials, including a special animal tracks guide -  just print it and head on out to see what you can identify. Check back often, as they are constantly trying to get you more stuff.

This website lists farms that conduct tours and offer vacation stays!  Also includes a list of farm events throughout the state.


 Learn about Vermont dairying - past and present - and the development of the Billings Farm, still one of the finest Jersey farms in America. is a great resource to find family fun. Built by Vermonters for Vermonters, you can easily browse among thousands of family activities, events, programs and places to go and see. Search by interest, town/region or date and read other parents' reviews.

The Vermont Women's History Project website includes a "virtual scavenger hunt" and directions for a historical driving tour of Franklin County.  It also features a searchable database of notable Vermont women from the past and present, as well as information about current events related to women's history in Vermont.  Funded by the Vermont Commission on Women.

This site, sponsored by the EPA, provides a wealth of materials for teachers, kids, students, and researchers to develop an increased knowledge of solid waste issues. These resources are intended to increase environmental awareness and inspire participation in environmental activities

Starbase Vermont serves students, teachers and schools in grades 4-5. Our mission is to raise the interest and improve the knowledge and skills of youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We provide an exciting hands-on, activity-based curriculum involving STEM, personal development, teambuilding, and healthy choices.

With program sites in Rutland and South Burlington, we are able to reach about 1,400 students annually in Vermont. There is no fee for students to participate. All public and private schools are eligible to apply.

Click here to go to the Starbase Kids Pages!

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor welcomes students and teachers to this site for civics games, lesson plans, comprehensive resource links, civics-in-action projects, and more!


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Green Up Day is about people of all ages from all walks of life joining together in community spirit to take care of Vermont. It teaches our children pride and respect.  Students can enter the  annual poster and writing contests. Go to the contests page of the website for contest rules and information. Also, there is a Green Up Day curriculum on our website for students in grades K-4.   Go to the activities page of our website to download a copy of the curriculum. There is also a drawing and story book called "Living the Green Up Way" that can be downloaded.




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