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Then & Now: The Relevance of History in Today’s World – Summer Program for Teens

Join the Rhode Island Historical Society for a week-long exploration of how the events we see on the news and in social media were influenced by events from the past. We will explore topics such as language and identity, suffrage, immigration, protest, and the Black experience, tracing how past events have affected our contemporary world, and how we can harness that knowledge to shape our future. Students will meet at the Society’s Museum of Work & Culture in Woonsocket with the possibility of visits to our other sites. Students will have opportunities to work with primary resource materials (museum objects as well as archival materials), and meet museum and library staff.

In addition to learning about the history and contemporary state of the topics being covered, students will grow their critical thinking skills and abilities to see connections to how past actions and events influence the contemporary world in ways both direct and indirect. They will then be able to apply those same skills as they consider ways that they can empower themselves to shape their future. This course aligns with Social Studies, History, and Civics.

This course is for Rhode Island middle and high school students age 12 and up, and meets daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for one week.  Register for this free course through All Course Network at RIDE


Jul 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Jul 16, 2021 @ 4:00 pm


Geralyn Ducady
4013318575 ext 345


Museum of Work & Culture
42 S Main St
Woonsocket, RI 02895 United States
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