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0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff90110000A series examining daily life in the nation's largest state legislature.

State House Rock: N.H. Fourth Graders Get Political, With a Gavel and a Guitar

NHPR/Hannah McCarthy

It's a rite of passage in New Hampshire -- every year, hundreds of fourth graders make a pilgrimage to Concord for a State House tour. In this audio postcard, students from Woodland Heights Elementary School in Laconia learn the basics of law making -- and how to make their voices heard.

Scroll down for a 360 degree photo of the students in the N.H. Senate chamber.

4th graders from Woodland Elementary School get a lesson in the New Hampshire State Senate chamber - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Hannah McCarthy first came to NHPR an intern in 2015, returned as a Fellow the following year and then bounced around as a reporter and producer before landing as co-host of Civics 101. She has reported on everything from the opioid epidemic to State House politics to haunted woods of New Hampshire.
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