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Download these previews and curriculum support materials for your convenience. Documents are in PDF format unless otherwise specified. They require a PDF reader like the free utility Adobe® Reader®

Loyal to the Union (Civil War envelope)
One of the many Civil War envelopes in the N.H. Historical Society's collection

Slide Shows
Slide shows cover a number of topics pertinent to the study of New Hampshire's past. Each slide show begins with a brief note about how to view the slides.
Note: Slide shows require PowerPoint®, an application capable of reading PowerPoint®, or use of the free utility PowerPoint Viewer®: [Microsoft Download Center]
Saving the file and running the presentation from your PowerPoint® application is superior to opening it directly into a browser, which may cause unconscionable delays and not allow the show to run smoothly.

Working with Sources
This section contains tips and techniques for gathering interpretive information from visual materials and documents, like diaries, letters, and photographs.

New Hampshire's Land: Physical and Cultural Geography
Information here will help teachers and students study how the geography of our state has shaped us in the past and how it continues to influence our thinking. Included are lesson plans and activities, a slide show, and outline maps.

New Hampshire People and New Hampshire Culture
This section includes documents about New Hampshire people and about the culture either originating in or inspired by New Hampshire.

Native Americans of New Hampshire
Information, lesson plans, and activities inform students about life among the Woodland Indians who lived in this area and prepare them for the museum traveling program On the Abenaki Trail.

Included are documents and activities relating to the guided museum lesson From Trails to Rails, along with a slide show that can serve as a preview of the lesson.

New Hampshire at Work
Materials included here are used in the guided museum lesson Industry in New Hampshire or in its traveling program New Hampshire Hands at Work. Other material relates to New Hampshire's crafts revival of the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Immigration and the Granite State
Materials here relate to the history of immigration in New Hampshire. They support the museum's traveling program Passport to New Hampshire History: Immigration and the Granite State.

New Hampshire and Our Nation's Wars
Resources focusing on New Hampshire residents' experiences during the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and World War II.

Growing Up in New Hampshire
Activities and information in this section are pertinent to the museum's popular traveling program Going to School, a lesson focusing on what it was like to be a student in the mid 1800s.

For Further Investigation
Bibliographies, timelines and chronologies, as well as other lists pertinent to various museum and traveling programs are located here. Also included is a list of useful resources, prepared by R. Stuart Wallace of the N.H. Technical Institute, that may be used for researching the history of your community.

Et cetera!
Documents in this section are both useful and interesting to students of New Hampshire history; they share at least one common characteristic: they do not fit readily into other categories.

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