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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...

Local News and the Progressive Era

Grades: 9-12. Lesson.  Students will use Keene Sentinel articles and other historic documents to study progressive era reform movements at the turn of the 20th century.  Articles show both what was happening in the Monadnock region and local response to national...

Food Fight: Inside the Battle for Market Basket

High School. Film. Throughout the summer of 2014, one of the most unique corporate dramas in American history played out in dozens of New England communities including Keene, New Hampshire, impacting 2 million customers, tens of thousands of workers, and the economies...

Lost Boundaries

The story of fair-skinned African American family, the Carters who move to Keenham, New Hampshire.  Parents Scott and Marsha decide to 'pass' as white and lead a successful life in town until World War II when an investigation reveals the family's black heritage. ...

Here I Am, Send Me

Middle School, High School. Film. Available on DVD or via Vimeo In the spring of 1965, Jonathan Myrick Daniels, a twenty-six year old student at an Episcopal seminary became one of the many young Americans who answered the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr's call to help...