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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...

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...

Transcribing Local History

Grades: 7-8, 9-12.  Don’t just READ history; CREATE history with your class! Turn your students into “student archivists.” Have them transcribe real historic letters and diaries as part of their classwork.  This mini unit includes five lessons that introduce students...