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New Hampshire History Our Agricultural Legacy

By Helen Brody (October 5, 2012)

Thursday, October 11, 4-6:30 pm.

 NH Farm Museum, 1305 White Mountain Highway, Milton NH 03851
www.farmmuseum.org/yourvisit – for directions

This workshop will be targeted to teachers of 3rd – 5th grade students, but others are
welcome to attend.

Have you ever wondered why there are stonewalls scattered throughout the woods of
New Hampshire? Do you know why wolves no longer live in the Granite State?

When and why were the large brick buildings constructed in Keene, Dover and many other river
front communities? The answers are related to NH’s agricultural history.

Often without knowing it, we are surrounded by clues to the agricultural past of our state.
Join us as we use sheep and wool production as one example of an agricultural industry
that impacted our state in dramatic and lasting ways. Meet some Merino sheep, discover
how their type of wool caused “sheep mania” during the early- mid 1800’s, learn simple
ways to spin wool into yarn and practice other hands-on activities that will make history
come alive for your students. Activities will address social studies standards, but can also
be integrated into math, language arts and science lessons.

Fee: $25/person; $20/person if registering two or more teachers from the same school, or
for members of NH Farm Museum.

Preregistration is required, space is limited. See attached form.

Participants may purchase copies of the NH Agriculture in the Classroom Agricultural
History curriculum packets for an additional fee.

Workshop presenters:

Kathleen Shea has been the Director the NH Farm Museum for 9 years. She has a
background in teaching and museum and farm-based education. The New Hampshire Farm Museum
is a historic, yet active farm which strives to preserve, promote and carry forward New Hampshire’s
agricultural heritage.

Ruth Smith is the Statewide Coordinator for NH Agriculture in the Classroom. She has
conducted workshops for educators on environmental and agricultural topics for over 25
years. NH Agriculture in the Classroom helps students develop an understanding and
appreciation of agriculture.
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Registration Form:

Name: ______________________________________ Grade: ____________
School: _______________________________ Town: ___________________
Address: _______________________________ Phone: __________________
Email: ___________________________________
Fee: $25/person; $20/person if registering two or more teachers from the same school, or
NH Farm Museum member.
Make check out to NH Agriculture in the Classroom and send to:
NHAITC, 295 Sheep Davis Road, Concord NH 03301
Questions? Call 224-1934 or email: nhaitc@nhfarmbureau.org

 

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