Over time, some things change and some things stay the same.  Historians compare and contrast different time periods.  They look at what has changed and what has stayed the same.  Historians also think about why things have changed.

Look at these two photographs of Main Street in Montpelier.  Find the building that is the same in both photographs.  How have the other buildings changed?  How has transportation changed?

Montpelier before 1883
Montpelier 2009

 Why has Montpelier changed?  Compare the two photographs side by side

Read these stories about Vermont at different times in history.  Think about the ways Vermont has changed and the ways Vermont has stayed the same.

A Generation Ago - Vermont in the 1980s

A Century Ago - Vermont in the 1910s

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