Contact: Susan Adams, K-12 Coordinator
NHPTV has developed an outreach campaign for The War That Made America to bring a better understanding of the people, places, and events of the French and Indian War and how they affected the development of the colonies and the people of New Hampshire.
Their partners include the New Hampshire Historical Society, the Museum of New Hampshire History, a living history museum in Charlestown, NH and the Fort at Number 4. They will provide outreach events and materials to the public and American history educators.
Working with the New Hampshire History Project, the station will host a student workshop on conducting historical re-enactments. Students will then create a French and Indian War newscast to be broadcast to other schools via videoconference and streamed on the project Web site. Students will also create multimedia reports on the War that will be placed on the site. Prior to student training, a teacher workshop will be held on the effective use of videoconferencing for student-led projects.
The station will also host a premiere-screening event of the first episode of the series at the Museum of New Hampshire History in Concord, New Hampshire. The premiere screening will be followed by a panel discussion.