State History
Learn about the history of New Hampshire and find fun and interesting things to do and see all across New Hampshire. We've also found the best books, guides, websites, and other resources to make your study of New Hampshire fun and educational.
Things to See & Do in New Hampshire
American Independence Museum
Established in 1991, the American Independence Museum is a private, not-for-profit institution whose mission is provide a place for the study, research, education and interpretation of the American Revolution and of the role that New Hampshire, Exeter, and the Gilman family played in the founding of the new republic. Located at One Governors Lane in downtown Exeter, the museum comprises the 18th century Ladd-Gilman House, Folsom Tavern, and over an acre of landscaped property in downtown Exeter. The museum hosts thematic tours for the general public, school groups, and special interest groups. The collections are accessible for individuals interested in New Hampshire’s role in the development of our nation and the significance of our founding documents, the Declaration of Independence and the U. S. Constitution.
Teaching Tips & Ideas
Knowledge Quest
Knowledge Quest offers historical outline maps and timelines designed for the interactive study of world history and geography.
How I Teach a Large Family in a Relaxed, Classical Way: History
A look at teaching history across several grades using the classical method of education and a rotation of history every four years.
Online Resources
New Hampshire Historical Society Lesson Plans
These classroom lessons are designed by New Hampshire teachers for New Hampshire teachers. They are adapted from lessons created at summer institutes held annually at the Society. The institutes assist teachers in the implementation of the New Hampshire history curriculum for grades K-12. Written by historian and educator Judith Moyer, the curriculum was published by the New Hampshire Historical Society in two volumes, book 1 for grades K-6 and book 2 for grades 7-12.
New Hampshire History Curriculum, Book I Grades K-6
This curriculum covers people in New Hampshire history, the natural environment, politics, technology, ethnic and cultural groups, and more. Includes sample lesson plans and activities.
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