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Jennie B. Powers, local Progressive Era reformer

Grades: 9-12. Mini unit outline with links to a short film, documents and photographs. This unit asks students to define a progressive, in terms of the early 20th century definition.  They will analyze the life of Jennie B. Powers, agent for the Keene Humane Society,...

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...

Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve

High School, Film. Available on DVD or via Vimeo How does a teacher training school in rural New Hampshire transform itself into a leading public liberal-arts college? This documentary chronicles Keene State's rise from Keene Normal School, founded in 1909, to an...