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Preservation Burlington Creates Toolkit for Educators 

click to enlarge Building material from the toolkit - COURTESY OF PRESERVATION BURLINGTON
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It's difficult to make history come alive using just a textbook. Enter Preservation Burlington. The nonprofit dedicated to preserving and protecting the historic architecture of the Queen City recently released a Historic Architecture Toolkit, which aims to engage children ages 8 to 13 in local history and architectural heritage. Created by historians with education backgrounds, the toolkit provides samples of building materials, reference and coloring books, handouts, lessons, and a printable field notebook for students. For $25 to $50, local educators can rent the kit to use in their classrooms. The organization is also offering customizable historian-led walking tours of Burlington neighborhoods for $5 per student to enhance kids' understanding of the history in their own backyard.

"Historic Architecture Toolkit: For more information, contact Preservation Burlington at info@preservationburlington.org or 207-907-0770.

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