Thank you for visiting the Rhode Tour Teaching Page!
Currently, there are two tours that are directly aligned with the Rhode Island Grade Span Expectations (GSEs) for Social Studies: "The Dorr Rebellion" and "Industrial Heritage Along the Woonasquatucket." The GSEs for Social Studies are approved by the Rhode Island Department of Education and are broken down into four categories: Civics and Govnerment, Historical Perspectives, Geography, and Economics.
To encourage the use of Rhode Tour in the classroom, we've developed individual documents that detail the curriculum alignment components of "The Dorr Rebellion" and "Industial Heritage Along the Woonasquatucket" for high school students. The documents do not detail how each pin aligns with the GSEs, rather, they cover the general content knowledge students gain by engaging with the entirety of each tour.
As we continue to develop Rhode Tour, we're excited by the prospect of continuing to improve how the application and website can be used in the classroom. We look forward to expanding curriculum alignements for extant and future content. Stay tuned!
Note for Teachers: In the web-versions of "The Dorr Rebellion" and "Industrial Heritage Along the Woonasquatucket," there are "tips" emebedded in several of the pins that link to external, full-length, lesson plans that other scholars, teachers, and historians have developed. We encourage you to check out these additional resources!