Monday, August 7
9:30am, Robinson Research Center (121 Hope Street, Providence)
Research Center Orientation
Join RIHS Librarians for an orientation to our Robinson Research Center and our rich collections. Teachers will learn about resources available and discover how our manuscripts, print, and graphics collections can enhance lessons and bring history into the classroom. We will also discuss how the Research Center can support students working on projects such as National History Day.
Limited to 15 registered teachers.
Tuesday, August 8
10am Session, RI Teacher Fest
Think Like a Historian
Join Geralyn Ducady, Director, Newell D. Goff Center for Education and Public Programs & Sarah Carr, Education & Program Manager at the Museum of Work & Culture for an interactive session in which they review strategies teachers can utilize in their classrooms to help students relate to historical themes through interaction with historical objects and primary sources. They will demonstrate how the use of primary sources and artifacts in teaching allows students to actively engage with history and learn to “think like historians,” use evidence in their arguments, think critically, and build 21st Century Skills.
Teachers should register at RITeacherFest.org.
Wednesday, August 9
9:30-11:30am, Aldrich House (110 Benevolent Street, Providence)
“Helping History & Heritage Happen” Meet & Greet
During this networking opportunity, teachers and folks from Rhode Island’s many history, heritage and cultural sites and museums can interact and learn from one another. Teachers can learn how they can connect to opportunities and resources provided by many of RI’s cultural heritage sites. Representatives from each site will be present to answer questions and provide brochures and materials to learn more. Those from RI’s history and heritage sites and museums will learn how they can better provide what teachers are looking for to supplement their curriculum in providing meaningful experiences for their students. Light refreshments.
Thursday, August 10
10am, Museum of Work & Culture (42 S. Main Street, Woonsocket)
All-Ability & Hands-on Education Programs
Discover more about the Society’s “Best of Rhode Island” award-winning All-Ability programming. Learn how the Museum uses adjusted sensory elements, touch objects, specially developed tools, and trained guides to create a supportive atmosphere that reflects the needs of all visitors. Then, take a guided tour of the Museum and learn more about all of our educational offerings including outdoor tours, living history plays, hands-on activities, and French language guides.
Friday, August 11
9:30am, John Brown House (52 Power Street, Providence)
John Brown House Tour
Join us at the John Brown House for refreshments and an info session on field trip options, lesson plans, and museum resources to educators. After the info session, teachers can take a brief tour of the John Brown House, and , at 11am, educators can go on either a FREE “Avi’s Something Upstairs” walking tour or a FREE “Benefit Street: A Mile of History” walking tour to get a sample of what we can offer students.