2016 Award- Nelson’s 5/6 Grade Class
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!!