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State of New Hampshire - Pottery and History Curriculum Lesson for Homeschooling or Summer Enrichment
How to Use This Lesson
This study of New Hampshire includes fun facts about the state. It also includes a fun pottery project related to the state. Use this lesson to learn a little history, a little geography and a little pottery. It’s a great way to get your kids involved in Social Studies!
Read about the revolutionary war, cook fish and chips for dinner or plant a ladybug garden. These are all ways to further explore New Hampshire.
New Hampshire's State Flag
New Hampshire State Facts
State Abbreviation: NH
State Nickname: The Granite State
State Motto: “Live Free or Die”
State Song: “Old New Hampshire”
State Bird: Purple Finch
State Tree: White Birch
State Flower: Purple Lilac
State Fruit: Pumpkin
Jackson Covered Bridge, Jackson, NH
A Few Famous People Born in New Hampshire
Carlton Fisk, Baseball Player
Bode Miller, Skier
Christa McAuliffe, First Teacher in Space
Adam Sandler, Actor
Seth Meyers, Comedian
Steven Tyler, Musician
Earl Tupper, Inventor of Tupperware
Fun Facts About the State
New Hampshire was the first colony to declare independence from England.
The first potato ever planted in the US was planted in Londonberry Common Field.
In 1833, the first free public library in the United States was established in Peterborough.
Alexandria was the birthplace of Luther C. Ladd, the first enlisted soldier to lose his life in the Civil War.
New Hampshire's state motto is "Live Free or Die". The motto comes from a statement written by the Revolutionary General John Stark, hero of the Battle of Bennington.
Captain John Smith named New Hampshire after the town of Hampshire, England.
Levi Hutchins of Concord invented the first alarm clock in 1787.
New Hampshire designated the ladybug (also called ladybird or lady beetle) as the official state insect in 1977.
For New Hampshire, let’s make ladybugs!
Before you start, here is a refresher on the proper way to use clay.
- How to Use Real Clay
This is an explanation of the proper way to use "real" clay.