Slide shows provide curriculum support for studying New Hampshire
history. They cover a range of topics pertinent to those discussed in guided museum visits or museum traveling
programs. For those unfamiliar with PowerPoint®, each slide show begins with a brief note about
how to view the slides.
All slide shows on this Web site are listed and described below. At the end of some descriptions, the
term Focus Questions, enclosed in brackets, points to a list of questions that may serve to
focus attention prior to viewing or to follow up after viewing.
Saving a slide show to your computer and running it from your
PowerPoint® application will prove more satisfactory than opening the presentation directly into
a Web browser.
Estimated download times are listed at the bottom of this page.
Trails to Rails: Transportation in New Hampshire
What role has New Hampshire played in the history of transportation? The show poses this question and asks
students to consider how changes in transportation have affected people in our state. The presentation may serve as an introduction
to a study of transportation; it also prepares students for a visit to the museum and even provides a pre-visit
activity. [1.2 MB - download
New Hampshire Treasures
This slide presentation prepares students for a museum visit by showing how
the New Hampshire Historical Society preserves, documents, and interprets New Hampshire history. The program explores the types
of artifacts the museum collects, describes how labels are constructed, and suggests a few questions visitors may
pose when viewing objects in an exhibition. [2.2 MB - download
Governors: A New Hampshire Dynasty
Learn about the family that dominated New Hampshire provincial politics in the 1700s. Wielding considerable power,
the Wentworth governors helped shape the state as we know it today. This slide show highlights the accomplishments
and peccadilloes of the three Governor Wentworths and their families.
[1.5 MB - download time]
Hampshire's Immigrants: Who Are We and Where Did We Come From?
This slide show briefly traces the history of immigration to New Hampshire, highlighting data in the census years
1890 through 1920 and 2000. The presentation could serve as support for the museum's traveling program Passport
to New Hampshire History: Immigration and the Granite State.
[1.1 MB - download time]
Who Am I (in New Hampshire
Can you identify these twenty notable men and women associated with New Hampshire? This slide show provides
portraits and hints to help identify these persons whose lives date from the 1600s to the present. Suggestions are given
for further research, including a list of pertinent articles from the journal Historical New Hampshire.
Note: slide show controls for this presentation may not work properly from within a browser. Download the
file to your own hard drive and run it from there. [<1 MB -
The Good Old
Days: Remember Them?
How good were the "good old days"? This presentation lets viewers compare prices and wages from
100 years ago with those today. Created to help prepare visitors to the museum's new 1905-general-store activity,
the show is a brief economics lesson in its own right. [<1 MB -
Going to School
in New Hampshire
Using materials from the New Hampshire Historical Society's collections, this slide show asks students to compare
schools of the past with their own. The presentation may be used in preparation for the museum's traveling program
Going to School, or it may be used in conjunction with a study of primary sources. [1.8 MB - download time]
People in New Hampshire through Many Eyes
This virtual tour of the Society's long-running exhibit New Hampshire through Many Eyes has a single focus:
people. Unlike the popular "Highlights of New Hampshire History" on-site tour that deals with the chronology
and themes of New Hampshire's history, this virtual tour concentrates on providing information about the people
portrayed or otherwise prominent in the exhibit. Notes for the slides indicate whether or not publications devoted
to the individuals are available at the Society's library. The notes also list articles in Historical New Hampshire
that are devoted to each subject. [1.8 MB - download time]
From Cow to Kitchen:
An Overview of Milk Delivery in New Hampshire
This presentation reviews changes in the way dairy products get from the barn to the breakfast table and how these
changes reflect the state's social history.
[2.4 MB - download
of New Hampshire History Preview
The show previews what students see as they tour the exhibit New Hampshire through Many Eyes. [1.4 MB
- download time]
An Industrious State
This slide show explores how New Hampshire people have
made a living from earliest times to the present—from trade to tourism and from farm to factory. The presentation
traces in general terms changes in the economic forces that have driven the state. The show will add perspective
to a classroom unit on industrialism and also will work well in conjunction with the museum's traveling program
New Hampshire Hands at Work and the guided museum lesson that concentrates on industry.
[2.3 MB - download time]
French, the Indians, and the English: Trouble in Colonial New Hampshire
What role did New Hampshire play in the six wars England
fought with France and Native Americans of the Northeast? This presentation briefly discusses reasons for enmity
that the French and the Native Americans felt toward English settlers. It then traces the impact of Indian raids
on New Hampshire during a century of continual war. The program provides background information for the traveling
programs Redcoats and Rebels and New Hampshire Goes to War.
[4.2 MB - download time]
and the Revolutionary War
What is Paul Revere's connection to New Hampshire? Why
is much of Vermont's State Route 9 called "The Molly Stark Trail"? This show provides a brief look at
causes of the War for Independence and highlights New Hampshire's involvement in the war. The presentation serves
well as a preview for the traveling programs Redcoats and Rebels and New Hampshire Goes to War.
[Focus Questions] [1.1
MB - download time]
to Civil War: Conflict over Slavery in New Hampshire and across the Nation
How did national conflict over the issue of slavery
affect New Hampshire? Trace the spread of slavery in the country and learn about how positions of prominent New
Hampshirites factored into a debate that would result in Civil War. The presentation serves well as a preview for
the traveling program New Hampshire Goes to War.
[1.5 MB - download time]
History: A Quick Reference Chart to Topics of Study
Are you trying to find a research topic for the study of New Hampshire history? This interactive slide show lets
you browse through eight suggested general areas of study and ten eras in New Hampshire history. Matching a selected
focus with a particular era brings up pertinent study topics. The show also lists (by era) people who have been
important in the state's history.
While the chart is available on paper in each of the books of the curriculum, an advantage of this version is that
wherever possible, study topics link to pertinent documents and lesson plans available on-line at the Historical
Society's Web site. A single-page
version of the Quick Reference Chart is also available
from this site. [<1 MB - download
Where New Hampshire's People Come
From: How Diverse Is Our Population?
How diverse is the population of New Hampshire? This slide presentation shows the heritage of each
county’s residents as indicated by the 2000 census. The top ten listed ancestries for each county
are represented in a pie chart. The presentation also lists for each county the top ten immigrant groups
as represented by the number of foreign-born residents.
[1.4 MB - download time]
Settling New Hampshire
Watch New Hampshire develop from its original four towns in 1623 up to the last town to be recognized in 1966.
The graphic presentation may provoke some questions: What is the pattern of development? Why were certain periods
slow in growth while other eras showed rapid growth? Why are some areas unsettled even today? The show traces development
in five-year increments. While the presentation is automated, a user may view New Hampshire's growth manually.
Also, a menu directs the user to a map showing important lakes and waterways and to a list of possible discussion
questions. [1.3 MB - download time]
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