Programs & Events Calendar

All in-person programs will be held at the New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park Street, Concord, unless otherwise noted.

Introduction to “Moose on the Loose”
Thursday, August 1, 2024, 9 to 11 a.m. (virtual only)

Get a crash course on the state social studies curriculum, "Moose on the Loose: Social Studies for Granite State Kids," which is being adopted by schools all over New Hampshire. Developed by the New Hampshire Historical Society for upper elementary and middle school students and educators, this resource provides what you’ll need to introduce students to state history, civics, geography, and economics. Structured in 18 units that cover everything from the ice age to the present, the “Moose” includes lesson plans, explainer videos, inquiry resources, curated primary source sets, and fun, easy ways to work with primary and secondary sources. Plus, it’s all available free of charge on an open-access site. No passwords or access codes required! "Moose on the Loose" integrates high-quality social studies instruction with English language arts, math, and science. Register for this virtual workshop through Eventbrite.

Civics and “Moose on the Loose”
Friday, August 2, 2024, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (virtual)
Monday, August 5, 2024, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (in-person)

In this workshop, we will focus on the foundational civics instruction offered in New Hampshire’s statewide social studies curriculum, "Moose on the Loose: Social Studies for Granite State Kids." Developed by the New Hampshire Historical Society for students and educators in grades 3–8, this resource provides everything you’ll need to introduce your students to the ideas that underlay our system of government and the structures and practices Americans have established for self-governance. The “Moose” includes lesson plans, explainer videos, inquiry resources, curated primary source sets, and fun, easy ways to work with primary and secondary sources. Familiarity with navigating the “Moose on the Loose” curriculum from a prior training will be vital in this workshop. Participants interested in learning more about this high-quality state social studies curriculum created by the New Hampshire Historical Society are encouraged to attend the virtual workshop, Introduction to “Moose on the Loose,” on August 1. Attendees will receive a $50 Target gift card and CEU credits. In-person attendees will receive breakfast and lunch. These workshops have been possible, in part, by a justice grant from the New Hampshire Bar Foundation.

Register for the virtual workshop through Eventbrite here.
Register for the in-person workshop through Eventbrite here.

New Hampshire History Institute
Wednesday to Friday, August 7–9, 2024, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (in-person only)

Learn more about the state you love! The New Hampshire Historical Society presents the New Hampshire History Institute for elementary and middle school educators. This boot camp in New Hampshire history will include sessions on the Abenaki, early colonial settlement, American Revolution, tourism, immigration, and civics; age-appropriate social studies and ELA methodology; and will include explore lessons from "Moose on the Loose: Social Studies for Granite State Kids." Familiarity with the “Moose on the Loose” curriculum from a prior training will be vital in this workshop. Participants interested in learning more about this high-quality state social studies curriculum created by the New Hampshire Historical Society are encouraged to attend the virtual workshop, Introduction to “Moose on the Loose,” on August 1. Breakfast and lunch are included. Attendees will receive a $200 Target gift card and CEU credits for the three-day workshop. Register through Eventbrite.

The American Revolution for Educators
Monday and Tuesday, August 12–13, 2024, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (in-person only)

The New Hampshire Historical Society presents a professional development opportunity focusing on New Hampshire and the American Revolution, a two-day workshop for elementary and middle school educators in preparation for the Revolution 250 anniversary coming up in 2026. Refresh your knowledge of the American Revolution and learn about New Hampshire's role in it, all while exploring ready-made lesson plans, projects, and activities you can introduce to your students in the coming school year. The workshop explores lessons from "Moose on the Loose: Social Studies for Granite State Kids," especially Unit 5: New Hampshire and the American Revolution. We will also discuss plans for the state and national celebrations for the Revolution 250 anniversary and the New Hampshire Historical Society’s American Revolution-themed “603 History Hunt,” a family-friendly statewide scavenger hunt. Familiarity with the “Moose on the Loose” curriculum from a prior training will be vital in this workshop. Participants interested in learning more about this high-quality state social studies curriculum created by the New Hampshire Historical Society are encouraged to attend the virtual workshop, Introduction to “Moose on the Loose,” on August 1. Breakfast and lunch are included. Attendees will receive a $100 Target gift card and CEU credits for the two-day workshop. Register through Eventbrite.