New Hampshire History Virtual Field Trip
What factors have made New Hampshire into a very special state with
strong-minded people, a good quality of life, and a high level of education?
On this virtual field trip, you will visit some of the state sites that will
tell you about some of the inhabitants of this state - past and present and show
how they lived with the challenges they faced: geographical and man-made.
Pre-Historic New Hampshire - Look at this website
to Indian Artifacts. Click on each of the 8 tools to
get information about our earliest ancestors in NH. The Site Souvenir at the end
is your chance to comment on what you see.
- How did they gather their food?
- Did they stay only in seacoast,
NH or did they travel? How do you know?
- Site Souvenir: Which of these
tools did you find most interesting? Why?
What was like at the time that New Hampshire was discovered by Europeans. Go to
Social Studies for Kids - answer these questions and fill in the site
souvenir at the end of the stop.
- Who were the first inhabitants of New Hampshire?
(Name 3 tribes)
- How did they make their living?
- What kinds of food did they
- Who were the first Europeans to
visit New Hampshire before it was settled?
- Which European country settled New Hampshire?
- Who was the leader of the settlement?
- What were the names of the
first towns that were settled in NH (name at least 4).
- Name 3 ways the settlers made a living.
- Why was it important to be
close to the ocean?
- Site Souvenir: How did the
geography of New Hampshire (with its rivers and access to the oceans and its
forests) contribute to the success of the early settlers? List 5 things that
made NH a successful colony (NOTE: you can include any information about the
native Americans and how they lived in your list)
Third Stop: Colonial New Hampshire. What was life like in colonial times?
- Who was the first
governor of New Hampshire? When did he live and give two facts about his
here to find out what kinds of occupations people had in colonial times.
Pick two of these that you think were the most important and tell why.
- Click here
to see what challenges farmers faced. Was a farmer's job easier or
harder than a craftsman such as a blacksmith? Why do you think so?
Click here to see how people traveled in colonial times? Why do you think
roads are so windy in New Hampshire?
- What was a
gundalow and why was it important?
- What was life like for
children during the colonial period?
- New Hampshire used to celebrate
this holiday and why was it important?
- Site Souvenir: Would you have enjoyed being a child during the colonial
period? Write a paragraph telling how you might spend your day.
Fourth Stop: Famous New Hampshirites. Why have the contributions of these New
Hampshire residents been so important to history? Write a couple of sentences about
each of these people.
With your partner, design a poster that entices people to come to New Hampshire.
Have at least one paragraph of information about:
- NH geography
- NH history
- At least two of our famous
- Why NH is special.
The poster should be attractive,
factually accurate, and appealing. (see the rubric)