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
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.
Knowledge Quest
Knowledge Quest offers historical outline maps and timelines designed for the interactive study of world history and geography.
Online Resources
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.
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.
Featured Resources

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So You're Thinking About Homeschooling: Fifteen Families Show How You Can Do It
Confused and intimidated by the complexities of homeschooling, many sincere parents never get past the "thinking about it" stage. Now Lisa Whelchel - herself a homeschooling mother of three - introduces fifteen real families and shows how they overcome the challenges of their unique homeschooling situations. This nuts-and-bolts approach deals with common questions of time management, teaching weaknesses, and outside responsibilities, as well as children's age variations, social and sports invol...
How to Drive: Real World Instruction and Advice from Hollywood's Top Driver
Want your child to be the best--and safest--driver possible? This book is for you! Ben Collins is a professional driver and is a former Top Gear Stig driver. He offers strategies for increasing control and safety and to encourage fun and efficient driving for all skill levels. 
Beautiful Feet Books
Beautiful Feet Books publishes Rea Berg's "History Through Literature" study guides. They offer fine children's literature, including the D'Aulaire biographies and Genevieve Foster's "World" titles. This is a great resource for anyone wishing to utilize an approach that studies history through literature.
Pass Your New York DMV Test Guaranteed! 50 Real Test Questions! New York DMV Practice Test Questions
This book is written by a former DMV classroom instructor. He shares the 50 most common questions and answers to the New York DMV written test. A great guide to help your teen pass the DMV test on their first try.
Better Late Than Early: A New Approach to Your Child's Education
In this book, Raymond and Dorothy Moore look at the research behind learning styles for children. The message of slowing down and responding to your child's readiness is a welcome contrast to the common practice of pushing young children through the system. They conclude that the best environment for children to learn is at home.