The following unit plans were created by Rhode Island and Massachusetts teachers, whose names and schools are included on each unit.

Unit Plans

Elementary K-2

Past, Present, & Future: Story Telling Through Family Artifacts

Story Telling Through Family Artifacts.

Grades

Pre-K to 2
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Supporting Documents

Supporting Documents

The Family Box

Students create a family box to draw a greater connection to their family, past and present.

Grades

K to 2
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Elementary Grades 3-5

An Immigration Story

Developing an appreciation of the many cultures that shape the Blackstone Valley area.

Grades

3 to 5
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Supporting Documents

Recipe Card

Cultural Appreciation

Developing an appreciation of the many cultures that shape the Blackstone Valley area.

Grades

3 to 5
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Supporting Documents

Culture Web

Middle School Grades 6-8

Immigration Smallpox

History of smallpox disease prevention and control.

Grades

6 to 8
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Immigration Influenza

History of the 1919 influenza pandemic.

Grades

6 to 8
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Supporting Documents

Supporting Documents

Immigration Cape Verde

The relationship between the people of Blackstone Valley, greater New England and the Cape Verdean people.

Grades

6 to 8
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Immigration Jewish

The history of the immigration of Eastern European Jews.

Grades

6 to 8
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High School

Newspaper Project

Creating a newspaper article about living in Woonsocket in the early 20th century

Grades

9 to 12
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Student Historian Plan

Help students develop the research, critical thinking and writing skills of a historian while deepening their knowledge of how immigration evolved in the 20th century in Blackstone Valley.