You are invited to join the Rhode Island Historical Society on Thursday, January 28 at 4:00 PM as we proudly announce the release of seven new topical modules of the free online textbook of Rhode Island history, EnCompass. Geralyn Ducady, the Director of Education and Public Programs at the RIHS’ Newell D. Goff Center will showcase these new modules and be available for questions on Zoom.
These new modules are made possible by a $10,000 grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. Web hosting and support is provided by the Phillip’s Memorial Library at Providence College. New modules include “Rhode Island, Slavery, and the Slave Trade,” “African American Civil Rights in Rhode Island,” “Narragansett History,” “The Struggle for Woman Suffrage in Rhode Island,” and more.
All modules are aligned with Rhode Island Grade Span Expectations for Social Studies and feature images of primary source documents and objects from the RIHS collections. These modules provide teachers with free resources, content, and activities for their classrooms.
EnCompass was first launched in 2016 thanks to a grant from RICH that funded preliminary research and teacher focus groups. The award has provided funding for scholarly essays, student research and writing, a partnership with the Tomaquag Museum, and teacher evaluations.
This project is made possible through major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Council seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.
Please register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvd-2hrT8qHterD97ovmDXNQqKlaEFN5MZ