For Immediate Release:
"Stones and Bones" has been updated and republished.
The Vermont Old Cemetery Association (VOCA) has updated and republished
its popular teaching packet "Stones and Bones." The packet was
originally written and assembled by four Vermont teachers in 1996. The
material is designed for use in grades 4 and above. The basic idea is
to show how a cemetery can be used as an educational tool.
Sample units include symbolism, field trips, research, language skills,
restoration tips, etc. There are 86 pages in the new edition. The
ideas and material are reproducible.
Teachers and VOCA members Joan Alexander, Andersen Thorp, Larry Coffin,
and Charles Marchant reviewed and rewrote the earlier publication. With
the help of the Byrne Foundation, the Barre Granite Association, and
VOCA, the packet was published. A group of students from Hartford High
School put the packet together under the direction of Ann Thorp.
The cost of the new packet is $20 plus $4 shipping. It may be ordered
from VOCA Secretary Charles E. Marchant at Box 132, Townshend, VT
05353. For email contact <[log in to unmask]>; mention "Stones and
Bones" in your title.
VOCA is a statewide organization founded in 1958 to promote the
preservation of Vermont's abandoned and neglected cemeteries. "Stones
and Bones" is one of the organization's two publications. The other is
_Burial Grounds of Vermont_. For information on either of these
publications, or information on VOCA in general, contact Charles E.
Marchant, Secretary, 802-365-7937, Box 132, Townshend, VT 05353.
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