For Educators

Free resources and experiential learning opportunities to help your students make connections between the past and the present, and understand their roles and responsibilities as participants in our democracy.

Rhode Island State Archives

Themed Collections

Selections of thematically grouped primary source documents and transcripts from the Rhode Island State Archives.

Rhode Island State Archives

Experiential Learning

Student body elections with real voting machines, and field trip opportunities that will prepare your students to be active and engaged citizens in the future. Virtual and in-person options available! 

Rhode Island State Archives

Civics Resources

Use these online and printable resources to help your students understand how federal, state, and municipal governments work.

Activity Books

Interactive Timelines

Rhode Island - Taking Shape & Shaping History.

Explore other moments in Rhode Island’s fascinating history through additional topical timelines.

Printed Timeline

Download a Rhode Island history timeline that you can print.


If you have questions about the materials provided, or would like additional materials, please contact Suzy Alba, Director of Civic Education, at 401-329-0120.