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Rhode Island teachers are invited to register for a FREE workshop in Woonsocket hosted by George Washington's Mount Vernon and the Rhode Island Historical Society. This opportunity has been made possible through the generous support of the June Rockwell Levy Foundation at the Rhode Island Foundation.

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The Museum of Work and Culture

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Join George Washington's Mount Vernon and the Rhode Island Historical Society for a FREE one-day workshop in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Explore how the definition of citizenship and the immigrant experience changed from the 18th-20th centuries and how citizenship has been redefined in the 21st century. Lectures, tours, discussion, and a hands-on primary and secondary source activity will introduce direct classroom application opportunities teachers can bring back to their classrooms this fall.


PLEASE NOTE: Payment for participation is available for the first 25 registrants only. 



9:00am LECTURE: What Citizenship Meant to the Founders
10:00am TOUR: The Museum of Work & Culture
11:15am LECTURE: Immigrants and Citizenship in the 19th and 20th Centuries
12:00pm Lunch (Provided) and Exploration of Digital Resources
1:00pm DISCUSSION: How Has Citizenship Been Redefined in the 21st Century?
2:00pm  ACTIVITY: Exploring Primary and Secondary Sources and Making Connections