Travel through time by spending a week with the Rhode Island Historical Society. During this immersive experience, students will explore the lives of immigrants who came to work on the mills along the Blackstone through their lives at home, work, and school. Students will also learn about the ecology of the river, water pollution, and what they can do to protect the river. Activities include history games, water testing, walking tours of historical sites, and tours of the Museum. This course meets at the Society’s Museum of Work & Culture in Woonsocket with the possibility of visits to other sites.
Students will have opportunities to work with primary resource materials (museum objects as well as archival materials) and meet professionals in the museum and history fields. This course aligns with Social Studies, History, Civics, and Science.
This course is for Rhode Island students in grades 3 to 5 that are at least 7 years old. It meets daily from August 1 to August 5, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for one week. This free course is available by lottery through the Rhode Island Department of Education’s All Course Network. Visit EnrollRI to register.