Meeting place: Office Building, GMAC
Fee: Donations are appreciated
This event was originally scheduled to take place on June 18.
Meeting place: Sugarhouse Parking Area, GMAC
Ages: 8 and up (with adult companion)
Fee: Suggested donation of $15 per family
Pre-registration is required 434-3068
This program is weather dependant. Please call if rain is forecasted: 434-3068
To order a free copy of the Special Edition, which includes the documentary Champlain: The Lake Between and the Classroom Connections CD-ROM (contains the same information as the PDF above), call Chimney Point State Historic Site at 802-759-2412.
To order a DVD copy of the documentary alone, call VPT at 1-800-866-1666, or order online.
Champlain: The Lake Between is one element of the project "Lake Champlain Voyages of Discovery: Bringing History Home," funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Project partners are the Chimney Point State Historic Site, Vt. Division for Historic Preservation, Bixby Memorial Free Library, and Vermont Public Television with Broadwing Productions.
Additional funding for educational resource development, outreach and distribution was provided by the Lake Champlain
Basin Program and the Vermont Community Foundation.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Individual shows: $16 advance / $20 at the door
“4-for-40 Passport” – All 4 shows: $40
Tickets: 888-512-7469 / highergroundmusic.com