Programs for the 2021–2022 School Year
Learn more about the state you love! In 2021–2022, we will offer two sessions of our flagship “Exploring New Hampshire” program, one in-person and one virtual. This monthly program is designed specifically to introduce homeschool learners to state history through a unit-study approach. Learners will discover the broad sweep of New Hampshire’s history, from the oral traditions of the Abenaki to the media blitz of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary.
Exploring New Hampshire: Granite State History for Homeschoolers (in-person)
Recommended for ages 7 to 12
Dates: One Tuesday a month—September 14, October 12, November 9, and December 14, 2021, and January 11, February 8, March 8, and April 12, 2022
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
With a small group of learners, participants will explore the Granite State’s history through stories, images, maps, crafts, games, and primary resources drawn from the Society’s collection of objects, manuscripts, photographs, and books. Each session will feature a welcome activity, a lesson on the theme, and a craft, game, or other hands-on activity for kids to apply what they’ve learned. We will also explore tie-ins to museum objects in our Discovering New Hampshire and White Mountain art exhibitions. Takeaways include a curated list of resources about each topic and suggestions for extension activities. At the end of the program, children will have produced a portfolio of projects on New Hampshire history and will have the opportunity to showcase their portfolio to friends and family at the year-end celebration.
This program is recommended for children ages 7 to 12, although younger children are welcome to participate with their older siblings. Many activities include reading and writing. All children ages 5 and older must register and pay the registration fee. The registration fee is $125 per child for the first child in a family, with a $25 sibling discount. New Hampshire Historical Society members pay $100 per child.
Exploring New Hampshire: Granite State History for Homeschoolers (virtual)
Recommended for ages 7 to 12
Dates: One Wednesday a month—September 15, October 13, November 10, and December 15, 2021, and January 12, February 9, March 9, and April 13, 2022
Each session of our virtual program focuses on a different topic in New Hampshire’s history, with plenty of opportunities for learners to interact with one another and the museum educator. We’ll investigate some of the unique objects that are part of the Society’s museum collections. In a year-long project, learners will work their way through the ranks of the New Hampshire Historical Society to become “Junior Curators” as they create a virtual exhibit of objects that inspire them. At the end of the program, children will have produced an online exhibition for their homeschool portfolios.
Time: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Virtual “Exploring New Hampshire” sessions will be delivered through Zoom with a dedicated museum educator and a staff moderator. Sessions will last about one hour. Between sessions, learners will have access to a robust Google Classroom component with added content, including videos, supplemental materials, and extension activities. The museum educator will provide individualized feedback on projects and assignments.
This program is recommended for children ages 7 to 12, although younger children are welcome to participate with their older siblings. The registration fee is $125 per family, or $100 per family for New Hampshire Historical Society members.
How to Register
Pre-registration is required for all homeschool programs. The fee for the in-person program is $125 per child, with a $25 sibling discount. New Hampshire Historical Society members pay $100 per child. The fee for the virtual program is $125 per family; New Hampshire Historical Society members pay $100 per family. Full, nonrefundable payment must be made at the time of registration to secure your child’s place. Registrations will be processed in the order in which they are received. For more information or to register, contact Assistant Director of Education and Public Programs Jenn Walton.
Assistant Director of Education & Public Programs