Powder Horns: Portals to the Past

Connection to the New Hampshire Framework Proficiencies

New Hampshire Department of Education Framework Proficiency Database

New Hampshire Essential Skills for Social Studies 2.0

The Social Studies incorporate skills drawn from the vocabulary and structure of its disciplines and foster critical thinking and decision-making. These skills include:

  • Differentiating past, present and future and change over time
  • Evaluating and critiquing varied sources of information and the use of appropriate primary and secondary sources and technology to acquire information

Skill 2.1 – Acquiring information

  • Proficiency A: Students will be able to find social studies-related information:
    • 3. Draw on the diversity of social studies-related sources, such as auditory and visual sources, such as documents, charts, pictures, architectural works, and music.

Skill 2.2 – Organizing and Communicating Information

  • Proficiency G: Students will be able to interpret information:
    • 1. Draw inferences from factual material
  • Proficiency H: Students will be able to present information in a variety of ways:
    • 1. Present visually (chart, graph, diagram, model, PowerPoint, etc.)

New Hampshire: Geography

Standard 5.2 - Places and Regions

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the physical and human geographic features that define places and regions as well as how culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions.

  • 5.2.2.3 Observe the ways in which different people perceive places, e.g., personal drawings or book illustrations.
  • 5.2.4.5 Compare and contrast the ways in which different people perceive places, e.g., drawings and sketch maps of familiar places or examples from children's literature.

New Hampshire and United States History

Standard 6.1 – Political Foundations and Development

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the major ideas, issues and events pertaining to the history of governance in our state and nation.

  • 6.1.2.1 Identify national and New Hampshire celebrations, monuments, symbols and documents, e.g., flags, Fourth of July, Lincoln Memorial, Constitution.
  • 6.1.4.3 Describe the significance of national and New Hampshire celebrations, monuments, symbols and documents.

Standard 6.5 - Social/Cultural

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the interaction of various social groups, including their values, beliefs and practices, over time.

  • 6.5.4.2 Describe the impact of major national and state events on everyday life, e.g., the American Revolution or the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001