RIHS, PC Partner on New Educational Resource


Digital Textbook Project to Be Unveiled at October 19 Event

What: The Debut of EnCompass: A Rhode Island History Digital Textbook
When: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 4pm
Where: John Brown House Museum (52 Power St., Providence)

The Rhode Island Historical Society and Providence College will debut EnCompass: A Rhode Island History Digital Textbook, a new website geared toward educators across the state, at a public event on October 19.

The EnCompass project, utilizing images of primary sources and artifacts, aims to provide teachers with resources, content, and activities for their classrooms.The target audience for the digital textbook will be students in Grades 7-12 statewide, from public, private, charter, and homeschool classrooms. The scope of the textbook will cover consequential topics within Rhode Island history, starting with Roger Williams and eventually including immigration, industrialization, suffrage, and much more.

On Wednesday, October 19, from 4 to 5:30pm at the John Brown House Museum, the RIHS and PC will showcase the first chapter of the textbook, on Roger Williams. Following the debut, there will be a brief reception and request for feedback. All are welcome to attend; educators and students are encouraged. Reservations are recommended, and can be made by contacting Jennifer M. Wilson, Assistant Director of the Newell D. Goff Center for Education and Public Programs, at jwilson@rihs.org or (401) 273-7507 x360.

EnCompass is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.