The Rhode Island Primary Sources is a pack of 20 primary source documents that are relevant to the history of Rhode Island. Each primary resource is printed on sturdy 8.5” X 11” card stock.
The Rhode Island Primary Sources will help your students build common core skills including:
• Critical Thinking
• Point of View
• Compare and Contrast
• Order of Events
• And Much More!
Perfect for gallery walks and literature circles! Great research and reference materials!
The 20 Rhode Island Primary Sources are:
• Political cartoon entitled “Join or Die”– used to encourage American colonies to unite against British rule – 1754
• Engraving showing the drafting committee for the Declaration of Independence – Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Robert Livingston, Roger Sherman – 1776
• Replica of the Declaration of Independence – July 4, 1776
• Illustration depicting the Battle of Rhode Island in August 1778 – published 1779
• Portrait of Moses Brown, Rhode Island abolitionist, industrialist, and co-founder of Brown University – 1857
• Photograph of Ambrose Everett Burnside with officers of the 1st Rhode Island Volunteers – 1861
• Civil War envelope showing Columbia with Rhode Island state seal and message “Loyal to the Union. State of Rhode Island” – circa 1861-1865
• Illustration of Samuel Slater – founded the first textile mill in the United States in Rhode Island and became known as the “Father of the American Industrial Revolution” – illustration dated 1881
• Engraving of President Chester Arthur in horse-drawn carriage – on vacation on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island – 1884
• Engraving of Roger Williams and the Naragansetts – 1897
• Photograph of President Theodore Roosevelt addressing a crowd in Providence, Rhode Island – 1902
• Photograph of young Polish boy taking a break from working as a spinner in the Quidwick Company Mill in Anthony, Rhode Island – 1909
• Photograph of overcrowded home of Polish cotton mill workers in Providence, Rhode Island – eight people lived in three small rooms – 1912
• Copy of poster commemorating the 150th anniversary of the founding of Brown University – 1914
• Photograph of suffragettes outside national summer headquarters in Newport, Rhode Island – 1914
• Photograph of women working on hand grenade assembly in Rhode Island factory during WWI – circa 1914-1918
• Photograph of U.S. Navy Training Station, Newport, Rhode Island – 1916
• Photograph of Portuguese immigrant farm family living in Little Compton, Rhode Island – 1940
• Photograph of Rhode Island State House, listed on National Register of Historic Places – 2009
• Population density map of Rhode Island – 2010
Your students will:
…think critically and analytically, interpret events, and question various perspectives of history.
…participate in active learning by creating their own interpretations instead of memorizing facts and a writer’s interpretations.
…integrate and evaluate information provided in diverse media formats to deepen their understanding of historical events.
…experience a more relevant and meaningful learning experience.