Living in New England’s Colonies

What was life like in 18th century Rhode Island?

At Arnold House or Your Site

This hands-on, multidisciplinary school program allows students an in-depth exploration of early New England history through the lives and stories of the men, women, and children of the period.

This is a modular program that can be tailored to best fit the needs of each classroom. Critical thinking skills and work with original materials are important components of each module.

Module options include:
17th and 18th Century New England – An Overview
What is It?
Period Pastimes

Program Details

Available weekdays, year-round, grades 1 – 7. Limit 75 students.

Length: 2.5 hours (Includes 3 modules.)
Cost: $8 per student for 3 modules. Minimum $150.

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Type of Program: Field Trips, Programs to Go, Summer Programs, After School, Scouts

Related Topics: Colonial Life, Family

Curriculum Support

Alignment to GSEs

societies they form.


influenced by ideas and beliefs.

human needs and wants.

distribution of population and resources, relationships (cooperation and conflict), and culture.

the exchange of goods and services.

are shared among different levels and branches.

Common Core Support


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