Kids Making HistoryShowcasing creative student projects that incorporate local primary sources to retell the past.
Diary of an 18 Year Old Girl, 1850
In May 2017, students at Keene High School transcribed the 1850 diary of an 18-year old girl from Keene, NH. They used what they learned to create interactive posters.
See Original Diary Pages
Jewish History in NH
In March 2017, the 11th graders at Monadnock Regional High School visited the Historical Society of Cheshire County to study the Jewish immigrant experience in Cheshire County in the early 20th century.
2016 Civil War Comics Camp
In August 2016, 20 middle school students from around the Monadnock region joined forces to create an 85-page comic book The Wilcox Diary Comic using the letters and diary of Civil War soldier Charles Wilcox of Keene.
"Blizzard of 1888" Award (2016)
In June 2016, the Historical Society of Cheshire County awarded a Communicating the Past award to Ms. Emilia Whippie-Prior’s 5th and 6th graders at Nelson, NH, School. Students studied the Blizzard of 1888 to complete a creative writing piece about the experience of a real individual during the storm. They used books about the Blizzard, historic photographs, diary entries, newspaper accounts, and artifacts as research materials. The result was a collection of fascinating stories based on real events. Congrats!!