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Meet Mason the Moose!

Hi folks, my name is Mason, and I love New Hampshire! There are moose everywhere in New Hampshire, on license plates, coffee mugs, t-shirts—even in the wild. So keep your eyes open for me as you explore this site and discover New Hampshire for yourself. You never know where I’ll turn up or what fun fact I’ll share.

“Moose on the Loose” is an upper elementary social studies curriculum for the State of New Hampshire. Created by the New Hampshire Historical Society, it explores the Granite State’s history, economics, geography, and civic life, introducing elementary students to the state’s rich cultural heritage. The site offers lots of material for kids in the upper elementary grades (Grades 3-6), much of which is adaptable even for students in older grades. "Moose on the Loose" provides many ways for kids to connect what they learn about the past to current, statewide issues. It also provides a foundation for lifelong learning about New Hampshire, America, and the democratic traditions that unite us all. So dive in and find out more about the state we all love! 

Five Ideas Every NH Kid Should Know

At the heart of “Moose on the Loose” are five ideas that have defined New Hampshire history and shaped the Granite State’s character. These ideas are woven into the “Moose” curriculum and provide the foundation for student learning about our communities, our state, our nation, and our world.

Essential Questions

These essential questions guide and inspire the study of the Granite State—its history, its culture, its economy, its way of life. Keep the questions in mind as you discover more about New Hampshire. How would you answer these questions? And what other questions would you ask as you explore the heritage of the Granite State?
  • 1
    How has New Hampshire come to be the way it is?
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    How has New Hampshire been shaped by many voices?
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    How have New Hampshire’s people shaped its government?
  • 4
    How has New Hampshire impacted the nation?

Discover New Hampshire!

Find out more about the state you love. New Hampshire may be a small state, but a lot has happened here. Come explore the stories of how New Hampshire became what it is today and discover the Granite State.