Turning Points Resources-Winooski Oct 4-5 2012


Berger, R. (2003) An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students. Heinemann. An important story about a teacher in Massachusetts who oriented his students’ work towards the community. Great view of exemplars, peer/self-critque and the power of STUDENT WORK. Excerpt from BOOK: http://www.educaciondelcaracter.org/files/012408/Ron%20Berger%20article%202007.pdf

Elder, J. (1998). Teaching at the edge.  In J. Elder (Ed.), Stories in the land: A place-based environmental education anthology.  In Nature Literacy Series.  Great Barrington, MA: The Orion Society. http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/education/item/3539/
Check out all of Orion website. This whole book is on-line; and their education section has a lot of useful material.

Gruenewald, D. (2003a). The best of both worlds: A critical pedagogy of place. Educational Researcher32(4), 3-12. A foundational article that provides perspective on the “critical edge” of community oriented education.

Rosenberg, J., & Nabhan, G. (1997). Where ancient stories guide children home.  Natural History, 7, 263-268. Origin of phrase “knowing where the turtles are.”

Smith, G. & Sobel, D. (2010). Place- and Community- based education in Schools. New York, NY. Routledge. Both Sobel and Smith are masters at giving a rich narrative of this practice. They provide lots of examples and inspiration.

Umphreys, M. (2005) The Power of Community-Centered Education:
Teaching as a Craft
of Place. Rowman and Littlefield Umphreys gives us insight into how to orchestrate authentic research and participation in community.

Other interesting related reads:

Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence by Center for Eco-Literacy. By Daniel Goleman, Lisa Bennett and Zenobia Barlow.

Learning Gardens and Sustainability Education: Bringing Life to Schools and Schools to Life by Dilafruz Williams and Jonathan Brown (Routledge, 2010) An exquisite book.

Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainabilty by Michael Stone with the Center for Eco-Literacy. Watershed Media, 2009. A great resource that deals with food, ecological design and sustainability.


Our Curriculum Matters http://www.ourcurriculummatters.com/

Sustainable Schools http://www.sustainableschoolsproject.org/).

Community Works Journal http://www.communityworksjournal.org/

Center for EcoLiteracy: http://www.ecoliteracy.org/


The Lake Champlain Basin http://www.lcbp.org/watershedmatters/

This Lake Alive! ONLINE: http://store.shelburnefarms.org/product/this_lake_alive/education_resources

New York City! http://welikia.org/

Teaching About the Hudson River http://www.teachingthehudsonvalley.org/

Winooski Resources

Municipal website: http://winooskivt.org

Friends of the Winooski River http://www.winooskiriver.org/Winooski_Watershed

Winooski Historical Society: http://www.onioncity.com/history/historic_home10.htm

The Heritage Winooski Mill Museum See Mill Run Newsletter: http://onioncity.com/history/millrun_spring2012.pdf

St Michaels College Project:


UVM Landscape Analysis: http://www.uvm.edu/place/

Article about Landscape Change Program in Geomag: http://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/15/4/pdf/i1052-5173-15-4-4.pdf

See Intervale Project: http://www.uvm.edu/place/burlingtongeographic/

Salmon Hole video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsZjS7J9jvI

Article about Winooski River flooding



A Natural History of Vermont by Charles Johnson

In the Land of the Wild Onion: Travels Along Vermont’s Winooski River by Charles Fish

The Great Falls on Onion River: A History of Winooski, Vermont by Vince Feeney

Clickity Clack: Wool and Waterpower by Heritage Winooski


“There is work that profits children, and there is work that brings profit only to employers. The object of employing children is not to train them, but to get high profits from their work.”

You have a packet of images taken by Louis Hines. Attached is the packet. Child Labor Images

Resource for more images. All of Hines images are available on-line.

Also add the link to Hines legacy project.





Online Vermont Maps

Library of Congress – Geography and Map Division of the                  http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html

Library of Congress Panoramic Maps (1847-1929)                                    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/pmhtml/panhome.html

Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps    http://www.raremaps.com/index.html

United States Geological Survey – The National Map http://nationalmap.gov/

Vermont Geological Survey                                                                        http://www.anr.state.vt.us/dec/geo/mapsonlineinx.htm

National Geographic                                                                                          http://maps.nationalgeographic.com/maps

Vermont Center for Geographic Information  http://www.vcgi.org/mapcenter/

Digital Atlas of the United States

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources                                                      http://www.anr.state.vt.us/site/html/maps.htm

University of New Hampshire – Historic USGS Maps of Vermont                  http://docs.unh.edu/towns/VermontTownList.htm

University of Texas at Austin Library Map Collection                                    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/vermont.html

Vermont State Highway Map   http://www.state.vt.us/vtmap/vtmap.htm

United State Census Bureau                                                                        http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/maps/vermont_map.html

Geology.com http://geology.com/state-map/vermont.shtml

World Sites Atlas – Maps of Vermont                                                      http://www.sitesatlas.com/Maps/Maps/VT1.htm

Libre Map Project – Vermont Map and GIS Data  http://libremap.org/data/state/vermont/

Vermont Agency of Transportation – VTrans Online Map Center http://vtransmaps.vermont.gov/

Vermont Agency of Transportation – Historic Maps http://vtransmaps.vermont.gov/mapsftp/

State of Vermont – Maps                                                                        http://www.vermont.gov/portal/vermont/index.php?id=259

Rootsweb.com – Vermont Map Collection http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermontgenealogyresources/Maps/Index.htm

Vermont Geographic Alliance – Online Vermont Geography Textbook & Interactive and Static Maps http://academics.smcvt.edu/vtgeographic/

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Available at some local libraries and the Vermont Historical Society (access code required) http://www.vermonthistory.org/index.php/library/research-resources-online/sanborn-maps.html

Middlebury College – Digital Historic Map Collection                                    http://middarchive.middlebury.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/vtmaps

Cartography Associates – The David Rumsey Map Collection http://www.davidrumsey.com/

Old Maps Online – Database for Finding Historic Maps                                  http://project.oldmapsonline.org/about

Historic Map Works – Vermont Historical Maps and Atlases                  http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Vermont/

Harvard Geospatial Library                                                                        http://calvert.hul.harvard.edu:8080/opengeoportal/

New York Public Library Digital Gallery – Map Collection                  http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/dgexplore.cfm?topic=history&col_id=149

Boston Public Library – Norman B. Leventhal Map Center http://maps.bpl.org/

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