Norwich Historical Society works closely with teachers in the elementary, middle, and high schools to develop programs that connect to the Social Studies curriculum. The goal of the Society’s education program is to have each student understand and appreciate not only the history of our town but also to understand how it relates to Vermont and United States history.
The Early Elementary Years
NHS programs in the early elementary years are guided by the following principles:
- Programs focus on stories of actual people and places in Norwich to bring history alive.
- Artifacts, documents, and photographs provide children with first-hand glimpses into the lives of people in the past and to help children differentiate between time present, time past, and time “long, long ago.”
- Programs are presented as inquiries to support the foundations of historical thinking.