Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Alex Silverman

Second Advisor

Sam Achziger

Third Advisor

Jan Gaston


This project consists of a collection of classroom and resource materials designed for use by ESL teachers at the School for International Training, Brattleboro, Vermont; it is expected that some of these materials will also be used by the Student Advisor at S.I.T. Most lessons consist of information about a particular topic or a poem or story (all having to do with Brattleboro or Vermont), usually followed by a "Study Guide" consisting of a list of vocabulary and suggested questions for discussion and activities. Most information is written for intermediate and advanced students; for beginning students the teacher can use the "Vocabulary" and "Questions and Activities" to build lessons which will be geared to the ability of the particular class and will teach some or all of the information given. As many of the pamphlets listed under Sources of Information for Teachers as could be collected have been given to the English Language Department and the Student Advisor. It is hoped that the use of these lessons will enable teachers to guide students toward an acquaintance with, understanding of, and appreciation for Brattleboro and Vermont.


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