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Professional Development

The New Hampshire Historical Society offers several professional development opportunities to provide training in social studies methods as well as state history, civics, geography, and economics.

Monday, August 10 to Thursday, August 13, 2020

Boot Camp Workshop: New Hampshire History Institute

Learn more about the state you love! The New Hampshire Historical Society presents the New Hampshire History Institute for upper elementary educators.
 
This boot camp in New Hampshire history will include sessions on the Abenaki, early colonial settlement, American Revolution, tourism, immigration, and the presidential primary; age-appropriate social studies and ELA methodology; and an introduction to "Moose on the Loose: Social Studies for Granite State Kids" the new state social studies curriculum for upper elementary grades, created by the New Hampshire Historical Society. "Moose on the Loose" integrates high-quality social studies instruction with English language arts, math, and science requirements.
 
Attendees will receive a stipend of $150 for the four-day workshop. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided each day. Participants of this workshop must be public or private school educators in New Hampshire. Space is limited, and registration is required. Register through Eventbrite or contact Professional Development Coordinator Katie Corbett at kcorbett@nhhistory.org or 603-856-0644 for more information. 
 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

One-Day Workshop: Introduction to the “Moose”

Explore the new state social studies curriculum, "Moose on the Loose: Social Studies for Granite State Kids." Developed by the New Hampshire Historical Society for upper elementary students and educators, this new curriculum provides: lesson plans, explainer videos, inquiry resources, curated primary source sets, and resources for learning and implementing social studies methods – all available online, free of charge. "Moose on the Loose" integrates high-quality social studies instruction with English language arts, math, and science requirements.
 
Educators attending this workshop will navigate the new online curriculum, becoming familiar with the wealth of resources offered for teachers and students. Educators will sample several lesson plans and activities from “Moose on the Loose.”
 
Attendees will receive a stipend of $25 for the workshop. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. Participants of this workshop must be public or private school educators in New Hampshire. Space is limited, and registration is required. Register through Eventbrite or contact Professional Development Coordinator Katie Corbett at kcorbett@nhhistory.org or 603-856-0644 for more information.
 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

One-Day Workshop: New Hampshire and the American Revolution

The New Hampshire Historical Society presents a professional development opportunity focusing on New Hampshire and the American Revolution, a one-day workshop for upper elementary educators.
 
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 includes instruction in "Moose on the Loose: Social Studies for Granite State Kids," the new online statewide curriculum that is being adopted all over New Hampshire. "Moose on the Loose" integrates high-quality social studies instruction with English language arts, math, and science requirements.
 
Attendees will receive stipends of $25 for the one-day workshop. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. Participants of this workshop must be public or private school educators in New Hampshire. Space is limited, and registration is required. Register through Eventbrite or contact Professional Development Coordinator Katie Corbett at kcorbett@nhhistory.org or 603-856-0644 for more information.
 

Thursday, August 20, 2020

One-Day Workshop: Lesson Writing Workshop

Join the New Hampshire Historical Society staff for a lesson writing workshop!
 
This workshop is open to upper elementary educators interested in integrating more social studies topics into their classrooms. Morning sessions will include how to use an Inquiry Design Model and a Primary Source Set; a review of age-appropriate social studies and how it can be integrated with ELA instruction; and a chance to sample social studies lesson plans and activities. In the afternoon, educators will have a chance to write their own social studies lesson plans.
 
Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. Participants of this workshop must be public or private school educators in New Hampshire. Space is limited, and registration is required. Register through Eventbrite or contact Professional Development Coordinator Katie Corbett at kcorbett@nhhistory.org or 603-856-0644 for more information.
 
New Hampshire Humanities, with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the New Hampshire Council for the Social Studies are co-sponsors of these workshops. For more information about NH Humanities visit the organization's website. For more about the NHCSS, the statewide social studies teachers' organization, visit the Council's website.