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Abenaki Culture Post-European Contact

Grade 3-5.  Touchable Artifact Kit.  Reproductions of European trade items and Native-made objects, used by the Abenaki people during the 17th-19th centuries.  Teacher guide and activities included with Wonder Box.

Abenaki Culture: Pre-European Contact

Grades 3-5.  Touchable Artifact Kit.  Man-made objects used by the indigenous people N'dakinna (including Cheshire County) thousands of years ago.  Objects reflect everyday life and are all made from natural resources.  Together the artifacts relate to food...

Caring for Pets

Caring for Pets Grades K-3.  Lesson.  In this 8-page colorful booklet, students learn about wants vs. needs of animals and humans and the responsibility involved in caring for pets.  This lesson introduces students to the role of humane societies in our community and...

Colonial Period Games

Grades 3-7. Touchable Artifact Kit.  Help students develop their math skills while learning games that children played in the 18th century. Nine games include board games, dice games, card games and marbles.  Wonder box contains all game pieces as well as instructions...

Horses in our Community’s Past

Grades K-3.  Primary Source Packet.  12 enlarged historic photographs of Cheshire County scenes that contain images of horses.  Students will note the various ways in which horses were a vital part of our town's economy and culture.  Works well with Lesson: Caring for...

How to Play 18th Century Games

Grade 2-5, Video with activity.  Let 8-year old Cheshire County student Ruby teach you and your students a couple of Colonial era games. Available on the Historical Society of Cheshire County's YouTube channel.  Both of these games are available for loan to local...

Industrialization in Cheshire County

Grades 3-6. Primary Source Packet. 10 photographs depict a variety of mill scenes in Cheshire County between 1875 and 1921. The packet may be used to discuss technological developments, labor conditions and the arrival of the Industrial Revolution in our region.

Keene’s Central Square

Grades 2-5.  Primary Source Packet. Photographs of Keene’s Central Square, between 1858 to 1980, illustrate the ways in which a community changes over time.  Students will also see the development of technology, architecture, transportation, clothing and other aspects...

Keene’s Early Neighbors

Grades: 3-4. Lesson/Story.  Introduce students to some of Keene's real 18th and 19th century residents. Keene's Early Neighbors is a 2-part pdf, with biographies matching the city's 3rd grade program Keene Comes Alive.  Written by: Horatio Colony House Museum director...

Kingsbury Toys for Boys and Girls

Grade School, video.  The story of how toys came to be made in Keene, NH, from the 1890s-1940s.  Introduction by Jennifer Carroll, Director of Education, Historical Society of Cheshire County.

Learn About the Past with Walldog Murals

Grades K-2. Mini Unit. This unit introduces students to artifacts and how they can be used to tell stories about the past.  The Walldogs murals will be the focus of study.  Students will be able to demonstrate how artifacts tell stories by bringing in an artifact from...

Logging & Woodworking Industries

Grades 3-6.  Primary Source Packet. Designed to help students understand one of the most important industries in the region.  This packet contains enlarged photographs depicting lumber-related industries in Cheshire County. Images range from the harvesting of trees to...

Meet Elizabeth: a 20th Century Abenaki Story

Grades: K-3.  In this 7-page booklet, students learn about a local Abenaki family's story.  Elizabeth Sadoques grew up in Keene, NH, as a child in the early 1900s. Her story is multi-generational and linked to her family's culture.  Questions at the end test students'...

Our Finnish Community

Grades 3-6.  Touchable Artifact Kit.  A collection of Finnish objects, children's literature, musical instruments, and music CDs related to Finnish culture in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire.  This wonder box comes in an old suitcase, allowing kids to imagine...

Railroads and Economics

Grades 3-5. Mini Unit. This unit of study focuses on the economic impact of the railroad. Students learn about local and national history of the railroad and how it fundamentally changed the way business was conducted. They learn essential vocabulary and develop...

The Wyman Tavern and Horatio Colony House

Grades: 3-4.  Lesson/Story. Students can read about the history of two of Keene's historical sites, the Wyman Tavern (1762) and Horatio Colony House (1806).  They will be introduced to important events and people in Keene's history.  Students will gain a better...

Tools of the Trade

Eight historical tools of the 19th century are included in this hands on exercise. Students may try to determine what the tools are, how they were used and how the same task would be done today.

Transportation Over Time

Grades 2-5. Primary Source Packet. 10 historic transportation photographs allow students to visualize the evolution of transportation in Cheshire County over the last century.  Students can identify the forms of transportation covered, technological developments,...

Walldogs Murals: Teaching Us History Using Artifacts

Grades 3-5. Mini Unit. This unit deepens students' understanding of the role that local history played in developing the city of Keene's Walldogs murals. It can also be used to introduce local artifacts/primary sources to upper elementary students.  Students will...

Women’s Suffrage

Grades: 4-8, Primary Source Packet. Did you know?!  Famous suffragist Susan B. Anthony spoke in Keene on two occasions.  This packet contains 12 original newspaper articles, transcribed, a timeline of NH voting rights history with emphasis on the Monadnock region, and...