Read these diaries of Vermont children from the late 1800s. 
How are their lives similar to yours?  How are they different?

Diary of a Vermont Schoolgirl, 1893 (PDF 1.1 MB)
Diary of a Vermont Farmboy, 1874 (PDF 1.1 MB)

Want to learn more about Vermont schools in the 1800s?

No Busses, No Electricity, No School Lunch! (PDF 1.5 MB)
History Hidden in the Paper World of Ephemera: Schools (PDF .4MB)
Schoolgirl Engraver (PDF .5 MB)

Do you have a pet chicken or pig?  Some Vermont kids did:

A Chicken Is A Kid's Best Friend? (PDF 1.6 MB)

What did children do for fun in the past?  Maybe the same things that you do!

The Circus and Fair: A Summertime Delight (PDF .6MB)
What It Meant To Shoot the Chute (PDF 1.1MB)
History Hidden in the Paper World of Ephemera: Camps (PDF .4MB)

Annie Ide, a girl from St. Johnsbury, didn't like having a birthday on Christmas day.  So she got a new birthday!

Annie Ide's New Birthday (PDF .8 MB)

Do you like jokes and tongue twisters?  Check out these from over a 100 years ago!

Looking for Limericks, Requesting Rhymes, Riddles (PDF .4 MB)
Tongue Twisters, Problems and Rhymes (PDF .3 MB)

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