Rhode Island Resources

Scroll down for  a list of famous Rhode Islanders with suggested resources
 


Rhode Island Department of State Web Site


http://sos.ri.gov/divisions/Civics-And-Education/RI-History
Most current state facts and figures, RI state symbols/song/emblems, RI history, and more!


http://sos.ri.gov/divisions/civics-and-education/state-house-tour/online-tour

Online tour of the Rhode Island State House


http://sos.ri.gov/divisions/civics-and-education/kids-zone

"Kids Zone" home page - scroll down for lots more to do and learn about!



Enchanted Learning - Rhode Island

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/rhodeisland/

A simple overview of facts such as population and size, state symbols, and motto.  Includes a basic map and links to activity pages.



Rhode Island: An Introduction

http://www.netstate.com/states/intro/ri_intro.htm



Rhode Island State Song

http://www.50states.com/songs/rdisl.htm#.UMe7qKx3ImU



Fact Monster Atlas

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0108266.html

Current information about population, elected officials, etc.  -- Simple overview of state history.  -- List of famous Rhode Islanders -- plus much more!



Fact Monster Encyclopedia

http://www.factmonster.com/encyclopedia/us/rhode-island-state-united-states.html

Famous Rhode Islanders

 

Roger Williams - Founder of Rhode Island  #

  • book: Roger Williams by Kieran Walsh [B WIL]
  • book: Finding Providence: The Story of Roger Williams by Avi [B WIL]


Anne Hutchinson - Religious Leader * #


Ann Smith Franklin - Publisher *


Esek Hopkins - Navy Commander * (#)


Nathanael Greene - Patriot * #


Gilbert Stuart - Artist * #


Ambrose Burnside - Civil War General * #


Edward Bannister - Artist *


Ida Lewis - Lighthouse Keeper *

  • book: Safely to Shore: America's Lighthouses by Iris Van Rynbach [387.1 VAN]


George M. Cohan - Entertainer * #


H. P. Lovecraft - Author * #


Chris Van Allsburg - Author and Illustrator * #


David Macaulay - Author and Illustrator  #


Lucinda Landon - Author and Illustrator



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


If you see one of these symbols after a person's name above, this means you can find more information about that person in the following sources:

*   Rhode Island: The Ocean State by Joanne Mattern [974.5 MAT]


#   World Book Encyclopedia or World Book Online







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