DRAFT Appendix B:  Suggested Resources**

 

Suggested National/Global Resources**

 

Key for Grade Level: ES = grades K-5; MS = grades 6-8; HS = grades 9-12

** Suggested resources listed are not meant to be exhaustive; these are only a sample of resources that are available free of charge and may be of use to you. 

The Rhode Island Department of Education is not responsible for the veracity of the content.

 

Topic

Name, source

Description

Website

Grade level(s)

Civics, Government

 

Bill of Rights Institute

Online lesson resources: topics, discussion questions, informational links

http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/instructional/resources/Lessons/Lessons_List.asp

HS

Civics, History, Government

 

Center for Civic Education

Online lesson plans aligned to national standards

http://www.civiced.org/index.php?page=lesson_plans

ES, MS, HS

Civics, History, Government

 

National Endowment for the Humanities

Online lesson plans aligned to national standards

http://edsitement.neh.gov/special_features_view.asp?id=1

HS

Civics, History, U.S. Presidents

 

United States Mint

Online lesson plans aligned to national standards and games

http://www.usmint.gov/kids/teachers/lessonPlans/presidential/download.cfm

ES, MS, HS

Civil Rights

The National Archives, U.S. Government

Online information and documents and suggested (unaligned) lesson plans

http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/civil-rights-act/activities.html#standards

 

http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/memphis-v-mlk/activities.html#standards

 

MS, HS

Civil War

The National Archives, U.S. Government

 

Online information and documents and suggested (unaligned) lesson plans

http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/civil-war-docs/activities.html#standards

MS, HS

Electoral College Vote

The National Archives, U.S. Government

 

Online information and documents and suggested (unaligned) lesson plans

http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/electoral-tally/activities.html#standards

MS, HS

Geography

 

National Geographic

Online materials/games/activities/ quizzes

http://www.mywonderfulworld.org

ES, MS, HS

Geography, maps

 

National Geographic

Printable maps

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/atlas/

ES, MS, HS

Government

Ben’s Guide, Government Publications Office

 

Links to student-oriented websites on government/law topics

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/subject.html#government

ES, MS, HS

Primary Sources

American Memory Collection,

Library of Congress

Online materials and unaligned lesson plans

http://memory.loc.gov/learn/lessons/psources/pshome.html

MS, HS

Social studies, U.S./world history

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)

 

Online materials on a variety of topics

http://www.free.ed.gov/HandSS.cfm

ES, MS, HS

U.S. History

American Memory Collection, Library of Congress

 

“Learning Page” – Starting point for collections with associated lessons/materials

http://memory.loc.gov/learn/start/index.html

ES, MS, HS

U.S. History

American Memory Collection, Library of Congress

 

Online text and images of documents; suggestions for lessons and projects

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/collections/

ES, MS, HS

U.S. History

Best of History Web Sites

Online lesson plans, teacher guides, activities, games, quizzes, and links to history web sites

 

http://www.besthistorysites.net/

ES, MS, HS

U.S. History

Teach US History

Online primary source documents and some unaligned lesson plans

 

http://www.teachushistory.org

ES, MS, HS

U.S. History

We the People

Online information regarding aligned lesson plans and curriculum units

 

http://www.civiced-ri.org/const.htm

ES, MS, HS

WWII Japanese internment in U.S.

Smithsonian Institute – American History

Online flash presentation detailing the period of Japanese internment from start to finish

 

http://americanhistory.si.edu/perfectunion/experience/index.html

HS

 



 


 

Suggested Rhode Island Resources**

 

Key for Grade Level: ES = grades K-5; MS = grades 6-8; HS = grades 9-12

** Suggested resources listed are not meant to be exhaustive; these are only a sample of resources that are available free of charge and may be of use to you. 

The Rhode Island Department of Education is not responsible for the veracity of the content.

 

Topic

Name, source

Description of site

Website

Grade level(s)

Beginnings to present

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council

Contact information for local area historical societies; also offerings of educational programs and partnership with the Museum of Work and Culture

http://www.tourblackstone.com/historic.htm

ES, MS, HS

Beginnings to present

Burrillville Historical and Preservation Society

Online historical information, facilities for field trips

http://www.bhps.org/

ES, MS, HS

Beginnings to present

Heritage Harbor Museum

Forthcoming museum exhibits on RI history, lesson plans, and online materials/activities

http://www.heritageharbor.org/

ES, MS, HS

Beginnings to present

Rhode Island General Assembly

Online text descriptions of time periods in RI history

http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/RhodeIslandHistory/

MS, HS

Beginnings to present, Historical Records

Rhode Island Historical Society

Online information regarding historical resources, events, properties, museums, and the library

http://www.rihs.org

ES, MS, HS

Beginnings to present

RI.gov

Facts and history of Rhode Island

http://www.ri.gov/facts/

MS, HS

Civic Engagement

We the People / Project Citizen / Foundations of Democracy

Online information regarding aligned lesson plans and curriculum units.  This site also demonstrates alignment to the NECAP literacy standards.

http://www.civiced-ri.org/projcit.htm

ES, MS, HS

Colonial and Civil War Eras

Cranston Historical Society

Online historical information, facilities for field trips

http://www.cranstonhistoricalsociety.org/

ES, MS, HS

Colonial era to present

East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society

Online contact information and local historical information on the Old Kent County Jail, Varnum House and the Town Hall

http://www.eghistoricpreservation.org/

ES, MS, HS

Colonial era to present

East Providence Historical Society

Online information and photos and visiting information

http://www.ephist.org

ES, MS, HS

Colonial era to present

Fort Adams

Online information and photos and visiting information

http://www.fortadams.org/

MS, HS

Colonial era to present

Museum of Newport History

Online information on the museum and tours

http://www.newporthistorical.org/museum_newhist.htm

ES, MS, HS

Colonial era to present

Newport Historical Society

Online information regarding field trips, resources, and contact information

http://www.newporthistorical.org

ES, MS, HS

Colonial era to present

Newport Restoration Foundation

Online historical information and photos, information on school field trips, outreach programs, and visiting

http://www.newportrestoration.com/

ES, MS, HS

Colonial era to present

Providence Preservation Society

Online information regarding historical buildings, educational programs, and Children’s Heritage Education Tours for grades 3-10

http://www.ppsri.org/

ES, MS, HS

Colonial era to present

Rhode Island Historical Records Repository Board

 

List of and contact information for historical and preservation societies in RI

http://www.state.ri.us/rihrab/HistSoc.html

MS, HS

17th-18th century

Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum

Online information on visiting, on the history of the property, and on guided tours tailored to specific age groups and grade level expectations

http://www.gilbertstuartmuseum.com/

ES, MS, HS

17th-20th century

South County Museum

Online information and photos on the museum, exhibits, and educational resources offered

http://www.southcountymuseum.org/

ES, MS, HS

18th century

Governor Stephen Hopkins House

Online contact information and history of the historic site

http://www.stephenhopkins.org

ES, MS, HS

18th century

The Maxwell House

Online information and photos of the house and exhibits, and visiting information

http://www.massasoithistorical.org/

ES, MS, HS

18th century

Whitehall Museum House

Online contact information and history of the property; open by appointment

http://www.whitehallmuseumhouse.org/

ES, MS, HS

18th-19th century

Preservation Society of Newport County – Newport Mansions

Online information and photos, educational programs, teacher resource guides (aligned to RI GSEs), and visiting information

http://www.newportmansions.org/

MS, HS

18th-19th century

Sprague Mansion

Online information on the mansion and tours

http://www.cranstonhistoricalsociety.org/mansion.html

MS, HS

18th-20th century

John Brown House

Online information on exhibits and educational resources

http://www.rihs.org/Museums.html

ES, MS, HS

18th-20th century

John Hunt House Museum

Online historical information and photos and visiting information

http://ephist.org/hunt.htm

MS, HS

18th-10th century

Smith’s Castle

Online information and photos on the history of the property and school tours/programs

http://www.smithscastle.org

ES, MS, HS

19th-20th century

Blithewold

Online information and photos and visiting information

http://www.blithewold.org/

MS, HS

19th-20th century

Mapleville School & Coronet Worsted Company

Online historical information and photos

http://www.bhps.org/mapleville_school_coronet_co.php

ES, MS, HS

19th-20th century

The Museum of Work and Culture

Online information regarding museum exhibits

http://www.woonsocket.org/workandculture.htm

ES, MS, HS

Historical Records

Rhode Island State Archives

Directory for finding state and local historical documents

http://www.state.ri.us/rihrab/direct.html

MS, HS

Industrial Revolution, Post-American Revolution,

18th-20th century

Slater Mill

Online information regarding Slater Mill

http://www.slatermill.org

ES, MS, HS

Judiciary

Justice Rules, Judiciary of Rhode Island

Online information regarding program and free materials

http://www.courts.state.ri.us/outreach/default-justice-rules.htm

ES, MS, HS

Judiciary

Rhode Island Court System

Online and print materials for curriculum/lessons, venue for field trips, speakers

http://www.courts.ri.gov

ES, MS, HS

Maritime history

Herreshoff Marine Museum

Online information and photos, library, and visiting information

http://www.herreshoff.org/frames/mmframe.htm

MS, HS

Post-American Revolution

Old Sturbridge Village

Online historical information, curriculum materials, lesson plans, and information regarding visits and educational programs

http://www.osv.org

ES, MS, HS

Revolutionary War Era

Newport Colony House & Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House

Online information regarding standards-based field trips to historic buildings

http://www.newporthistorical.org/junior.htm

ES, MS, HS