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  • Five different park maps showing various NPS units with four closed and one open.

    This is a classroom based, free teacher led program. National Park Legacy Voyagers is designed for ninth through twelfth grade students so they can go on an exploration of National Park Sites and learn about National Parks. Lesson plans include reading, writing, community service, presenting activities. Activities focus on cultural and natural resources and reasons for national parks. Activities feature budgeting and planning activity.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Earth Science, Geology, History, Oceans
    Keywords:
    National Parks, legacy, cultural resources, natural resources, heritage, climate change, careers, Wildland-Urban Interface
  • Roger Williams National Memorial

    The Bloudy Tenant of Persecution Lesson Plan

    Roger Williams with Narragansetts

    Roger Williams advocated for free exercise of religion at a time where Church and State were often indistinguishable from one another.  Williams believed that religion was a matter of individual conscience, not to be regulated by a government.

    In this lesson, students examine Williams’ writings to learn about his influence and relevance on some of the fundamental ideals set forth in both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, particularly the 1st Amendment.

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    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Seventh Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Constitutional Amendments, Constitutional Law, History, Law, Philosophy, Pioneer America, Religion
  • Roger Williams and the Separation of Church and State

    Roger Williams believed in the idea that religion was a matter of individual conscience, not to be regulated or supported by a government.

    In this lesson students examine both sides of the issue of a proposed R. I. bill that would provide tax supported school vouchers for private schools.  The students will research the issue using primary and secondary sources and then participate in a debate as to whether or not this bill is a violation of the separation of church and state.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Eleventh Grade-College Undergraduate Level
    Subjects:
    Civic Engagement, Colonial History, Community, Constitutional Amendments, Constitutional Law, Education, Government, Law, Pioneer America, Political Science, Religion, Social Studies
    Keywords:
    religion, roger williams, Freedom of Religion, Rhode Island, school voucher, Constitution, U.S. Constitution
  • Roger Williams National Memorial

    A Key Into the Language Of America

    Key Into the Language Of America cover

    In 1643, Roger Williams wrote A Key into the Language of America. It is an anthropological study of 17th century American Indian culture, a phrase book of the Narragansett language, and a commentary on 17th American Indian life during the early colonial period.

    This lesson plan introduces students to A Key into the Language of America and provides a glimpse into the complex relationship Williams had with the Narragansett and gives a first-hand account of17th century native culture.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Civic Engagement, Colonial History, Community, Constitutional Amendments, Constitutional Law, Family Life, History, Pioneer America, Religion
    Keywords:
    roger williams, life of Roger Williams, Freedom of Religion, Rhode Island, Providence, U.S. Constitution, Constitution