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"My Turn" Opinion Writing Workshop

Do you want to get more involved in local civic dialogue and share your ideas for your community with your neighbors? Led by John Stark Regional High School social studies teacher Dan Marcus, education facilitator and Educating for Good founder Carisa Corrow, and Concord Monitor audience engagement editor Allie Ginwala, this workshop will show you how the opinion section operates, how to craft and submit your best idea and writing, and why you should take the time to get more involved in your community and with your local news organization.

This event requires active participation, so come prepared to share your ideas with the group, ask questions, listen to your fellow community members, and receive feedback on your writing.

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*Since this is an active participation workshop, registrations will be limited to 30 people within the Capital Region.

This program is hosted by the Concord Monitor, Granite State News Collaborative, and the Concord Public Library, supported in part by a New Hampshire Humanities Focus Grant.

Dawnland StoryFest

Dawnland StoryFest

Dawnland StoryFest, New Hampshire’s annual Indigenous storytelling festival, will be hosted virtually this year via Zoom by Strawbery Banke in connection with the Museum’s permanent “People of the Dawnland” exhibit.

This daylong virtual festival features a keynote address by Louise Profeit-LeBlanc, co-founder of the Yukon International Storytelling Festival, as well as talks by traditional Native American storytellers from New England and Canada. Additionally, participants are invited to engage in breakout room conversations, Q&A segments, and a Swapping Grounds story-sharing session facilitated by Jonathan Cummings.

The 2021 Dawnland StoryFest is dedicated to the memory, life, and work of Wolf Song. Free to attend, with a suggested donation of $10. Preregistration is required.

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Native American Stories from the Northeast Woodlands with Anne Jennison

Celebrate the rich and diverse cultural lands of Native Americans with Abenaki Storyteller Anne Jennison’s performance of traditional Northeast Native American storytelling. Join a spellbinding and entertaining journey through a series of stories that explain everything from “How Turtle Flew South for Winter” to “The Great Battle Between Chipmunk and Bear.” Prepare for an interactive storytelling experience filled with humor, drama, and moments of wonder! Appropriate for all ages. Learn more or register at https://ringcentr.al/3xXCevt.

With help from a generous grant by New Hampshire Humanities, approved by the City Council on Wednesday, the city has launched an initiative to help better understand and appreciate the history of the indigenous peoples who were here in what is now called Dover, thousands of years before the first European settlers. In addition to new online resources and land acknowledgement plaques at city facilities, special presentations and events are planned to coincide with Indigenous Peoples Month in October. On Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 5:30 p.m., the flag of the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook-Abenaki People will be raised during a ceremony at City Hall. The flag raising will be followed by a presentation hosted by the Dover Public Library and featuring Native American storyteller Anne Jennison at 6:30 p.m.

To view this event you will need to download RingCentral. When you click the link there will be a quick download of the software, if you have not installed it already. For any technical issues please email a.lockhardt@dover.nh.gov.

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Visit bit.ly/dovernative for more information about the Indigenous Dover project.

NH History Institute

NH History Institute

Learn more about the state you love! The New Hampshire Historical Society presents the New Hampshire History Institute for upper elementary educators, a special three-day workshop running from August 2-4. This boot camp in New Hampshire history will include sessions on the Abenaki, early colonial settlement, American Revolution, tourism, immigration, and civics; 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.

 

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This project is funded in part by a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant.

This three-day workshop runs from August 2-4

NH History Institute (Virtual)

NH History Institute (Virtual)

Learn more about the state you love! The New Hampshire Historical Society presents the New Hampshire History Institute for upper elementary educators, a special three-day virtual workshop running from August 9-11. This boot camp in New Hampshire history will include sessions on the Abenaki, early colonial settlement, American Revolution, tourism, immigration, and civics; 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.

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This project is funded in part by a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant.

This three-day virtual workshop runs from August 9-11

William W. Treat Lecture Series: Revitalizing Democracy at Home and Abroad

The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire, NH Civics, the NH Chapter of the Fulbright Association, the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership, and Public Service, the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, and NH Humanities are honored to host Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, Jake Sullivan, for a moderated conversation on revitalizing democracy at home and abroad.

As the lines between global and domestic affairs continue to blur, an informed and engaged public is vital to a strong and vibrant democracy. With the United States facing many of the same headwinds as other countries around the world, it is important for a focused and informed approach to tackling these issues, both foreign and domestic. Through a moderated conversation, led by Dr. Melinda Negron-Gonzales, Chair of Security Studies at UNH Manchester, APNSA Sullivan will outline the challenges that democracy faces and present solutions, which everyone can take part in. For the United States to be the “Shining City on the Hill”, it must reflect democratic values at both home and abroad.

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