Teachers and Education Content Providers — Educational Resources from the NHS

March 16, 2020

Many of you have been asked to develop lesson plans for online learning. The following links provide useful information for both you and your students. The Newport Historical Society is temporarily closed to in-person researchers and visitors. However, our staff are available to direct you to other resources not listed here, such as past issues of Newport History: Journal of the Newport Historical Society which publishes articles on a wide range of themes, including: archaeology, architecture, art, biographical, comparative, colonial, cultural, economic, education, fashion, immigration, legal, literary, Native American, maritime, military, naval, political, population, printing, religious, transportation, scientific, and social history. Questions? Email us at research@newporthistory.org


Civics and Government – Citizens’ Rights and Responsibilities, Political Systems

An interactive living history game: http://www.stampactnewport.org/

A timeline related to the build-up towards the American Revolution: https://newporthistory.org/resource-center/digital-resources/stamp-act-crisis-timeline/

Both with primary sources associated with the narrative.

Colonial and American Revolutionary videos, including lectures, demonstrations and reenactments: https://www.youtube.com/user/NewportHistory/videos


Historical Perspectives:

Thinking about difficult history video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFS1Y2PiQ6w&t=2794s

Think like a historian:  http://www.spectacleoftoleration.org/,  especially Katie Garland’s blog post http://www.spectacleoftoleration.org/an-unnatural-act-thinking-like-a-historian/

Geographical factors: https://mappingnewport.org/

Chronicle events: https://newporthistory.org/resource-center/digital-resources/stamp-act-crisis-timeline/

Connecting the past to the present: https://newporthistory.org/connecting-the-past-to-the-present/


Diversity/Religious History:

On black churches in Newport: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=9ece536093da43d4a4f178122cdc0309

A general history of colonial Newport including religious diversity and the separation of church and state: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwnZTHatDbo&t=751s

Histories of various Newport denominations and more: https://newporthistory.org/tours/properties/

Women and the legal system: https://newporthistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/233_whole.pdf






General History:

Museum of Newport History Virtual Tour: https://newporthistory.org/museum-shop/history-at-home-virtual-tour-of-the-museum-of-newport-history/