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State of Rhode Island - Pottery and History Curriculum Lesson for Homeschooling or Summer Enrichment
How to Use this Lesson
Learn a little bit about the little state of Rhode Island. You can use this lesson as-is for a great project, or you can expand it to cover more material. Check out a library book about the lighthouses of Rhode Island. Make up a batch of clam cakes. Find Rhode Island on a map. These are all ways you make this lesson into more.
No matter how you use this, you and your child can make a fun sculpted lighthouse together.
Rhode Island State Flag
Rhode Island State Facts
State Abbreviation: RI
Nickname: The Ocean State
Song: “Rhode Island, It’s for Me”
Bird: Rhode Island Red
Tree: Red Maple
State Shell: Quahog
Lindos Beach, RI
Famous People Born in Rhode Island
Robert Gray, sea captain
David Hartman, TV newscaster
Ida Lewis, lighthouse keeper
Oliver Hazard Perry, naval officer
Stephen Wilcox, inventor
Jemima Wilkinson, religious leader
Leonard Woodcock, labor union official
Things You Might Not Know about Rhode Island
Rhode Island is the smallest state in size in the United States. It's total area is 1,214 square miles. It is 48 miles from north to south and 37 miles from east to west.
Rhode Island was the last of the 13 colonies to become a state.
America's oldest carousel is the Flying Horse Carousel, and it is in the town of Watch Hill.
The Tennis Hall of Fame is located in Newport, Rhode Island.
Silverware and fine jewelry are two things Rhode Island is known for making.
John and Jackie Kennedy got married in Newport, Rhode Island at St. Mary's Parish.
In the Battle of Rhode Island, the first African-American regiment to fight for America fought against British troops.
Ida Lewis, a lighthouse keeper and heroine, was born in Rhode Island. She has been called, "The Bravest Woman in America."
Of the 21 lighthouses in Rhode Island, 13 are still active.
For Rhode Island, let's make a lighthouse!
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- How to Use Real Clay
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