Champlain: The Lake Between - Teacher Guide

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Champlain: The Lake Between
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Classroom Connections
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This educational package, for use in the classroom and by families who love to learn, is part of a vibrant project that was designed to stimulate curiosity about Lake Champlain's history. Although the lake is an international treasure, not enough of the region's history is widely known. Through research, archeology and film, the Lake Champlain Voyages of Discovery: Bringing History Home project has produced materials to enrich educational opportunities.

Watch the film and use the learning activities to discover an exciting, more complete understanding and to build bridges between the people who came before us and today's communities. Learning activities and resources include background information, historic maps, activities tailored to thematic chapters, suggested reading and related websites.

Examples of Activities

  • Abenaki History and Culture
    Activity - Wobanakiak/Abenaki Place Names
    Discussion - Connections to Our Food
  • Champlain and the Beginning of New France
    Activity - Using Maps as Primary Documents
  • 1609 - A Historic Event
    DVD Viewing and Discussion Questions
  • Haudenosaunee/Iroquois Culture
    Activity - Historical Longhouse and Modern Life Comparison
  • Lake Champlain French Forts and Settlers
    Activity - Daily Life at the Fort and in the Settlement
  • Additional Resources
    Historic Maps
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OJ 906 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
906
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Plymsbury Wildlife Management Area
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Located in the towns of Plymouth and Shrewsbury, the Plymsbury WMA is also nestled within the Coolidge State Forest. These two tracks of state land combined provide a critical link between the southern and northern portions of the Green Mountain National Forest.

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OJ 906 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
906
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Overnight Ice Fishing
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Every year, thousands of people camp on the shores of Lake Champlain, but very few actually spend a night on the lake -- especially in the heart of winter. Yet that is exactly what some dedicated anglers do on Missisquoi Bay, where the ice fishing can be as hot as the weather is cold. We hit the hard water of Missisquoi Bay on Lake Champlain to enjoy some exciting ice fishing for northern pike. And experience a comfy night on the ice thanks to Gilbert Gagne of Martin’s Store in Highgate Springs where we rented our overnight accommodations. We also meet up with a group of anglers that have made spending the night on the ice an annual tradition.

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Emerging Science

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16403

Bombino Concert

Date: 
Friday, July 22, 2011 8:00 pm
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North African guitar phenomenon.
City, State: 
Higher Ground, So. Burlington, VT
Phone: 
1-888-512-7469
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Summer Global Music Voyage

Presented by Higher Ground, Vermont record label Cumbancha and The Point, the “Summer Global Music Voyage” concert series brings four world music luminaries to Vermont. 

Series lineup:

June 30: Novalima - Peru’s pioneering band blends soulful Afro-Peruvian roots music with electronic beats to create a danceable new sound.

July 9: Freshlyground - South Africa’s most popular band, famous for their collaboration with Shakira on last year’s World Cup theme song.

July 13: Rupa & the April Fishes - With an enchanting mix of French, Latin, Gypsy, Indian sounds and more, this San Francisco-based group is redefining contemporary music.

July 22: Bombino - From Niger, this young Tuareg guitar wizard will leave you amazed, with echoes of Jimi Hendrix and John Lee Hooker.     

Tickets:

Individual shows: $16 advance / $20 at the door
“4-for-40 Passport” – All 4 shows: $40

Tickets: 888-512-7469 / highergroundmusic.com

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Yes

Rupa & the April Fishes Concert

Date: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 8:00 pm
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Location: 
Eclectic mix of world music influences.
City, State: 
Higher Ground, So. Burlington, VT
Phone: 
1-888-512-7469
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Summer Global Music Voyage

Presented by Higher Ground, Vermont record label Cumbancha and The Point, the “Summer Global Music Voyage” concert series brings four world music luminaries to Vermont. 

Series lineup:

June 30: Novalima - Peru’s pioneering band blends soulful Afro-Peruvian roots music with electronic beats to create a danceable new sound.

July 9: Freshlyground - South Africa’s most popular band, famous for their collaboration with Shakira on last year’s World Cup theme song.

July 13: Rupa & the April Fishes - With an enchanting mix of French, Latin, Gypsy, Indian sounds and more, this San Francisco-based group is redefining contemporary music.

July 22: Bombino - From Niger, this young Tuareg guitar wizard will leave you amazed, with echoes of Jimi Hendrix and John Lee Hooker.     

Tickets:

Individual shows: $16 advance / $20 at the door
“4-for-40 Passport” – All 4 shows: $40

Tickets: 888-512-7469 / highergroundmusic.com 

Featured Event: 
Yes

Freshlyground Concert

Date: 
Saturday, July 9, 2011 8:00 pm
Event Image: 
Location: 
South Africa’s most popular band!
City, State: 
Higher Ground, So. Burlington, VT
Phone: 
1-888-512-7469
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Summer Global Music Voyage

Presented by Higher Ground, Vermont record label Cumbancha and The Point, the “Summer Global Music Voyage” concert series brings four world music luminaries to Vermont. 

Series lineup:

June 30: Novalima - Peru’s pioneering band blends soulful Afro-Peruvian roots music with electronic beats to create a danceable new sound.

July 9: Freshlyground - South Africa’s most popular band, famous for their collaboration with Shakira on last year’s World Cup theme song.

July 13: Rupa & the April Fishes - With an enchanting mix of French, Latin, Gypsy, Indian sounds and more, this San Francisco-based group is redefining contemporary music.

July 22: Bombino - From Niger, this young Tuareg guitar wizard will leave you amazed, with echoes of Jimi Hendrix and John Lee Hooker.     

Tickets:

Individual shows: $16 advance / $20 at the door
“4-for-40 Passport” – All 4 shows: $40

Tickets: 888-512-7469 / highergroundmusic.com

Featured Event: 
Yes

Novalima Concert

Date: 
Thursday, June 30, 2011 8:00 pm
Event Image: 
Location: 
Afro-Peruvian roots music.
City, State: 
Higher Ground, So. Burlington, VT
Phone: 
1-888-512-7469
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Summer Global Music Voyage

Presented by Higher Ground, Vermont record label Cumbancha and The Point, the “Summer Global Music Voyage” concert series brings four world music luminaries to Vermont. 

Series lineup:

June 30: Novalima - Peru’s pioneering band blends soulful Afro-Peruvian roots music with electronic beats to create a danceable new sound.

July 9: Freshlyground - South Africa’s most popular band, famous for their collaboration with Shakira on last year’s World Cup theme song.

July 13: Rupa & the April Fishes - With an enchanting mix of French, Latin, Gypsy, Indian sounds and more, this San Francisco-based group is redefining contemporary music.

July 22: Bombino - From Niger, this young Tuareg guitar wizard will leave you amazed, with echoes of Jimi Hendrix and John Lee Hooker.     

Tickets:

Individual shows: $16 advance / $20 at the door
“4-for-40 Passport” – All 4 shows: $40

Tickets: 888-512-7469 / highergroundmusic.com

Featured Event: 
Yes

Louisa May Alcott: Through Her Eyes

Date: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 5:45 pm
Location: 
Brownell Library
Address: 
6 Lincoln St.
City, State: 
Essex Junction, VT
Phone: 
802-878-6955
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

On Wednesday, June 29, starting 5:45, Brownell Library invites everyone for Louisa May Alcott-style festivity, Louisa May Alcott:  Through Her Eyes.  For those who come even earlier, there is croquet on the lawn and games that readers recall from the Camp Laurence chapter of Little Women.  For instance, in “Rigmarole” “One person begins a story, any nonsense [s/he] likes, and tells as long a s/he pleases, only taking care to stop short at some exciting point, when the next takes it up and does the same.” 

The pot-luck supper under the tent on the front lawn features 19th century fare—prizes for the most authentic dishes—serenaded by renowned Vermont fiddler Pete Sutherland who plays traditional melodies familiar to Alcott.

Summoned to the parlor, the Main Reading Room, at 7:00 p.m., there is a living-history performance by Marianne Donnelly, Louisa May Alcott:  Beyond Little Women.

Donnelly’sLouisa May Alcott:  Beyond Little Women is a carefully researched portrayal of writer and activist Louisa May Alcott.  Emphasizing her suffragist and abolitionist involvement, Civil War nursing experience and unique childhood, Louisa is accurately and passionately brought to life.  Following the 40-45 minute performance, the audience may engage Alcott with questions.

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information about this and other events, contact the Brownell Library via email, phone 802-878-6955 or visit the library's website.

Louisa May Alcott:  The Woman Behind Little Women, a documentary film co-produced by Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. and Thirteen/WNET New York’s American Masters, and a biography of the same name written by Harriet Reisen.  Louisa May Alcott programs in libraries are sponsored by the American Library Association Public Programs Office with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Vermont Public Television and Vermont Humanities Council are in concert with Brownell Library.  Brownell Library is also grateful for the support of Friends of Brownell Library and The Brownell Library Foundation. 

 

 

 

Featured Event: 
Yes

Louisa May Alcott's Boston and the Social Reform Movements that Shaped and Inspired Her

Date: 
Monday, June 20, 2011 7:00 pm
Location: 
Brownell Library
Address: 
6 Lincoln St.
City, State: 
Essex Junction, VT
Phone: 
802-878-6955
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

UVM Professor Jacqueline B. Carr gives focus to Louisa May Alcott’s Boston and the Social Reform Movements that Shaped and Inspired Her as part of the continuing series, Louisa May Alcott:  The Woman Behind Little Women.

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information about this and other events, contact the Brownell Library via email, phone 802-878-6955 or visit the library's website.

Louisa May Alcott:  The Woman Behind Little Women, a documentary film co-produced by Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. and Thirteen/WNET New York’s American Masters, and a biography of the same name written by Harriet Reisen.  Louisa May Alcott programs in libraries are sponsored by the American Library Association Public Programs Office with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Vermont Public Television and Vermont Humanities Council are in concert with Brownell Library.  Brownell Library is also grateful for the support of Friends of Brownell Library and The Brownell Library Foundation. 

Featured Event: 
Yes

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