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Wednesday, July 31 • 10:05am - 11:35am
20th Century African Heritage Civil Rights in Rhode Island (90 min)

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This workshop features new educational materials developed by the Rhode Island Historical Society for a larger National Park Service funded project partnering with the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society and the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission. Two new unit plans, one for the elementary levels, and one for the middle school levels, use primary source materials including written documents, photographs, audio clips from oral histories, and video clips from news reels, to supplement Civil Rights curriculum with local examples. Lessons include graphic organizers and questions to guide student analysis of the primary resources. Primary sources span sub-topics on issues in housing, employment, and education. Workshop participants will work through select lessons. Although the two unit plans are geared for elementary and middle grades, high school teachers are invited to attend. Two additional units for high school levels are being developed for release in the fall. There may be an opportunity to preview that work by the time of TeacherFest.

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Geralyn Ducady

Geralyn Ducady has been the Director of the Newell D. Goff Center for Education and Public Programs at the Rhode Island Historical Society since 2016 where she oversees one of the public sides of the RIHS from school programming at the John Brown House Museum, to teacher workshops... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 501A Narragansett High School