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Publications
 
For questions on any of these titles, please contact Zoe Newman at 802-828-2148 or sos.cinullvics@snullec.stanullte.vt.nullus.
 
     EXTRA SUPER NEW!!!
Revolution, Rights and Rules:
A Student's Guide to the Vermont Constitution


Suggested Level:  7th and 8th grade

Click here to download a pdf version.

This 40-page booklet helps middle school students understand the 220 year-old document on which Vermont laws are based and how it continues to shape our lives today.  This booklet includes questions, writing assignments, and activities that encourage students to use analytical and critical thinking skills to express their own ideas about concepts like justice.  It concludes with an exercise where the class creates its own constitution.

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Your Vote is Your Voice, a fun and informative video from the Secretary of State's office!

Grades 9-12
Try to keep up with "The Head" as he explains voting in Vermont.


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On the Road to Congress, a board game from the Secretary of State’s Office!

Grades 6-8
Are you a teacher? Order a game for your school! Are you a student? Ask your teacher to order the game or go to your local library to try it out!


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Vermont History Facts & Fun

Grades 3-5

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This book is also available in PDF format.
You may need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

    
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The Adventures of Bill:
The Real-Life Account of How a
Vermont Bill Becomes a Law

Grades 6-8

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This book is also available in PDF format.
You may need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

 

Here are some of the other titles available from the Secretary of State and outside resources!

 

Vermont Town Meeting Coloring & Activity Book

Suggested Level:  K - 3rd grade

Click here for a PDF of Vermont Town Meeting Coloring & Activity Book or click on the book.

You are never too young to learn about Town Meeting!  This activity-packed workbook will teach our youngest Vermonters all about this unique day.  The booklet also includes suggestions for classroom activities to help students experience the concepts addressed in the coloring book.         

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Town Mouse and Country Mouse Go To Town Meeting

Suggested Level:  3rd - 5th grade

Click here for a PDF of Town Mouse and Country Mouse Go To Town Meeting or click on the book.

Follow the adventures of Town Mouse and Country Mouse as they learn about the value of participatory democracy!  Students will enjoy the puzzles and activities -- games which will help teachers assess student learning.

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Town Meeting Day:  A Vermont Tradition

Suggested Level:  Middle School and up

Click here for a PDF of Town Meeting Day:  A Vermont Tradition or click on the book.

Should Town Meeting continue to be an important part of Vermont's community experience?  An in-depth look at Town Meeting that will motivate students to learn more about what makes local government work!

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A Citizen's Guide to Vermont Town Meeting

Suggested Level:  9th grade - Adult

Click here for a PDF of A Citizen's Guide to Vermont Town Meeting or click on the book.

This short publication is designed to help you learn about Vermont's Town Meeting Day, its history, and how it works today.  We also hope that the materials in this booklet will help citizens get involved in town meeting.

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All Those In Favor

Suggested Level:  9th grade - Adult

This book takes a look at Vermont's town meeting tradition; its strengths, its vulnerabilities, its problems, and its prospects and then offers specific tips for citizens and local officials on how to strengthen this important democratic institution.

There is a charge for this publication.

"Read this book if you care about Vermont."

                      Karen B. Horn, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

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We would like to offer a big Thank You to the following businesses for donating the printing of the town meeting curriculum booklets.  The generosity of these businesses made it possible for our office to distribute the curriculum to school children throughout the state.


The National Life Group

Montpelier, VT
 
Queen City Printers
Burlington, VT

L Brown and Sons Printing

Barre, VT
 


Other Town Meeting Resources:

Town Meeting and Local Elections

How to Read A Town Report

The Meeting Will Come to Order - A guide to Town Meeting procedure

Its Your Turn, A Call to Local Office - An introduction to locally elected positions

Who's Who in Local Government

Robert's Rules of Order 

Library of Congress on Vermont Town Meeting
 

 
 

 

 

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