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About the Publisher
Venture Smith’s Colonial Connecticut is published by Connecticut Explored Inc. and written by Elizabeth J. Normen, publisher of Connecticut Explored, Inc., a nonprofit organization founded in 2012. Normen was named the Bruce Fraser Friend of the Social Studies in 2017 by the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies for Where I Live: Connecticut, the social studies resource for third/fourth grade. Venture Smith’s Colonial Connecticut was the 2020 finalist for the “Spirit of Connecticut” award in the young readers category from the Connecticut Center for the Book.
Connecticut Explored Inc. publishes:
Connecticut Explored, a quarterly magazine for a public history audience. Find free articles from past issues on ctexplored.org. For more information about Connecticut Explored, and to subscribe at the educator’s discount, visit ctexplored.org/teach.
Grating the Nutmeg, the podcast of Connecticut history produced in collaboration with the state historian. Listen to the free podcasts at Gratingthenutmeg.libsyn.com.
Where I Live: Connecticut, the social studies resource for third/fourth grade. Where I Live: Connecticut launched in fall 2017 and has been adopted by more than 75 school districts in Connecticut. Free access to the 80-page e-book and more than 80 pages of additional content written at grade level is available at whereilivect.org. Print copies are available for $8 each or $136 for a class pack of 25 copies at https://whereilivect.org/shop/.