History In a Nutshell

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History in a Nutshell

Looking for quick history lessons and follow-up activities for your class? Look no further! Incorporate these Connecticut history snapshots into your classroom on your schedule. All of these lessons are inquiry-based and feature a variety of primary sources from our vast museum collection. History in a Nutshell is available free of charge to help support our educational community; all we ask is that you complete a quick survey after completing these activities.

Questions or Comments? Contact Corinne_Swanson@chs.org

Designed for grades K-2

How a Community Changes Over Time

Grades 1-3

Transportation: From Here to There, by Land Water or Air

Designed for grades 3-5

The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut: Creating Connecticut’s Government

Designed for grades 5-8

Rochambeau to the Rescue

Designed for grades 1-3

The Pledge of Allegiance

Designed for grades 3-5

The Golden Age of Yankee Whaling

Designed for grades 5-8

James Pennington’s Fight for Freedom

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Museum Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Thursday until 8 pm
Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Research Center Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday 12 pm - 5 pm, Thursday until 8 pm
Always by appointment only.