Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor

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Educator's Guide to the Blackstone Valley

The Blackstone River Valley provides a unique opportunity to explore a living landscape where the story of the American Industrial Revolution can be seen, environmental impacts can be learned and other relevant topics can be discovered.

If you are an educator, the "Educator's Guide to the Blackstone Valley" will assist you in making the Blackstone Valley accessible as a classroom.

The John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission invites you to take advantage of the opportunities offered here to experience the cultural, natural and historical resources of the Valley.


Curriculum Materials

The Hertiage Corridor Commission is committed to working with our many educational partners to find the most effective ways to bring the themes of the Blackstone River Valley into the classroom. To this end, the Corridor Commission has undertaken to develop some curriculum based lesson plans for classroom use.

The first plan discusses Immigration in the Blackstone Valley, focusing on the French Canadian experience in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. It is designed for grades 8-12.

Special thanks to Pat Jarvis and Ray Bacon from The Museum of Work and Culture in Woonsocket for providing the materials for this lesson plan.