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Pre-School Programs: History for Early Learners

A hands-on introduction to learning history At Pierce House or Your Site These fun-filled programs combine themed story books and hands-on craft activities to introduce children ages 3 to 6 to New England’s history, at Historic New England’s Pierce House or your location.. New programs are frequently added. The...

Original Materials

Learn using actual artifacts of the past At Roseland Cottage or Your Site Students learn to identify primary and secondary source material and practice using the resources to understand people and events of the past. Working in teams, they examine a packet of primary and secondary source materials relating...

Project CHICK: Chickens Hatching in Classrooms

Learn about life cycles with baby chicks At Casey Farm and Your Site Students learn about bird life cycles while helping to preserve the endangered Dominique chicken breed, which is raised at Casey Farm. A farm educator visits the classroom with everything needed to incubate a clutch of eggs,...

Quincy Revolution: A Family Divided

What happens when one family is on opposing sides? At Quincy House In 1770 Colonel Josiah Quincy I built the current Quincy House on his 250-acre country estate. Colonel Quincy and his son Josiah were devoted patriots, but his son Samuel was a loyalist who left for England after...

Rally ‘Round the Flag

Discover how people lived during the Civil War At Roseland Cottage or Your Site What was life like during the Civil War? If you were a soldier, how did you spend your day? How did troops communicate? These hands-on programs bring Civil War history to life at Roseland Cottage...

School Visits in New Hampshire

Five Historic New England sites for field trips Although Historic New England doesn’t currently offer formal education programs in New Hampshire, we would be happy to provide a customized visit for your class to any of our properties. Follow the links below to contact the site you are interested...

Sewing

Learn the classic art of sewing Program to Go at Your Site Historic New England offers a sewing program as a series of six to eight sessions. Student projects can include sewing a felt organizer for school supplies, making simple cotton bags and pillows, or working on a group...

Sheep to Shawl

Have a hands-on experience with wool Program to Go at Your Site Using the wool from the flock of sheep at Historic New England’s Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, students learn each step in the process of creating cloth. While they pick, clean, card, and spin wool by hand, they learn how...

Simple Machines at Casey Farm

What can we learn from machines on the farm? At Casey Farm or Your Site This program is the perfect complement to your GEMS-net or KITES-based Simple Machines unit. At Casey Farm or your site, students work with levers, pulleys, screws, and other simple machines as they have been...

Summer Fun Days

Join us for learning and fun all summer long At Casey Farm Casey Farm offers special one-day programs that engage your child in fun farm activities highlighting the history and science of farming and farm life. Each program is run by experienced camp counselors in a small group setting....