Civics Series: Rhode Island

The Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives and the National Archives Foundation are pleased to provide free online civics workshop series for Rhode Island educators. Each session runs for approximately one hour.

What Congress Does and Why it Matters (December 15 @ 3:00pm ET)
Students collaboratively assemble a visual model depicting twenty congressional actions in a lesson that teaches the concepts of representation, separation of powers, and the constitutional role of Congress. They strengthen their understanding by analyzing primary sources and congressional actions.

The Impact of Racial Discrimination on Black American Lives in the Jim Crow Era (January 19 @ 3:00pm ET)
Students analyze documents from the holdings of the National Archives to assess the impact of legalized racial segregation on the lives of Black Americans from 1944 – 1960.

*NOTE: Individual registration links are provided in the above texts. Questions? Contact Jim Doumas at