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Copies of these books are available for Vermont schools free of charge.  To order call (802) 828-2363 or (800) 439-8683
or email Civics at civicnulls@secnull.statnulle.vt.nullus
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Revolution, Rights and Rules:
A Student's Guide to the Vermont Constitution


Suggested Level:  7th and 8th grade

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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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Vermont History, Facts and Fun

Suggested Level:  3rd - 5th grade                                                   

Click here for a pdf of Vermont History, Facts & Fun or click on the book.

A 24-page activity book designed to make it fun to learn about Vermont history, geography, symbols, and people.  Includes lots of games and puzzles to engage students as they learn about the Green Mountain State.

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

Suggested Level:  6th - 8th grade

Click here for a pdf of The Adventures of Bill: The Real-Life Account of How a Vermont Bill Becomes a Law or click on the book.

A comic-like booklet that makes learning about Vermont's Legislative process a whole lot of fun!  Students will discover just how many people it takes to make a bill become a law and see how they can become involved!

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

Suggested Level:  5th - 9th grade

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On The Road to Congress is a board game designed for middle school aged students that illustrates the path a candidate for a congressional office must follow, taking students from the earliest planning and paperwork stages into the final suspenseful moments when the vote is counted.  Included in the game box are a teacher's guide and a short student packet and vocabulary list.  These resources are designed to supplement learning by providing more detailed information about what it takes to plan and implement a political campaign.

 

 

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 Student Booklet and Teacher's Guide

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 Student Booklet and Teacher's Guide

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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Under the Golden Dome:  A State House Tour Booklet

Click here for a PDF of Under the Golden Dome or click on the book.

This booklet has activities to make your tour of the Vermont State House fun as well as educational.  Play "legislative chutes and ladders", hunt for fossils, and learn how to turn your ideas into laws!  Click on the cover to preview the booklet.  These are distributed to classes that book a State House tour.

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