Outreach Programs

Can’t Make It To The Museum?We’ll Bring Our Programs To You

 

Although nothing helps introduce Eastern Woodland Native American concepts quite like a visit to the Institute for American Indian Studies, if your institution is unable to make the trip, one of our Outreach Programs may be the next best thing! Our Educators bring the experience right to you with authentic and replicated artifacts, traditional clothing and furs and visual materials to help people imagine what it was like to be in the Eastern Woodlands.

Pre-K to Second Grade

Little Life and Lessons (Pre-K – 2nd Grades)

Travel back 1000 years to the Eastern Woodlands! Educators will bring the museum experience to your class with images, tools and natural materials. Your students will learn about village life through handling replicated items and furs and get the chance to pick stories from a traditional rabbit bag. These Native American stories teach children today how moral lessons were passed through generations before fables were written in books.

Standard Program Length: 1 1/4 hour
Within 35 miles of 06793: $250 for each group up to 30 plus mileage
Farther than 35 miles: Call for pricing
Mileage Rate: $0.54 per mile

Common Core Standards
Reading Writing Speaking & Listening Language
1, 2, 5, 7 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 4
Connecticut State Standards
History Civics Ecology Geology
k.1, k.2, k.3, k.4; 1.1, 1.4; 2.2 k.3 k.1; 1.3 K.4; 1.4; 2.4, 2.5
Third - Fifth Grade

Stories of Survival (3rd – 5th Grades)

Immerse your students in the lives of Native Americans as they were before and after European contact. IAIS educators share various visual and tactile resources to guide the discussion about how Eastern Woodlands Natives adapted to their changing environment. Students will learn the importance of working together for the sake of the community—driving innovation through knowledge of natural resources in order to thrive, and how that knowledge can benefit everyone today.

Standard Program Length: 1 1/4 hour
Within 35 miles of 06793: $250 for each group up to 30 plus mileage
Farther than 35 miles: Call for pricing
Mileage Rate: $0.54 per mile

Sixth - Eight Grade

Expanding and Colliding: Manifest Destiny (6th – 8th Grades)

Watch how cultures clash in a fight for resources as colonists moved westward in the pursuit of riches and new homes. See how colonists discovered new tribes how these cultures were shaped by their environment.

PLEASE NOTE: This program requires a space to project images. If a projector is not available handouts will be provided.

Standard Program Length: 1 1/4 hour
Within 35 miles of 06793: $250 for each group up to 30 plus mileage
Farther than 35 miles: Call for pricing
Mileage Rate: $0.54 per mile

Common Core Standards
Reading Writing Speaking & Listening Language
1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9 1, 2, 6, 7, 10 1, 2, 4 1, 4, 5, 6
Connecticut State Standards
Geography Civics Economics History
6.3, 7.3, 6.5, 7.5, 6.6, 7.6, 6.9, 7.9, 8.3
9.5, 10.5, 11.5, 12.5, 9.10, 10.10, 11,10, 12.10, 9.14, 10.14, 11.14, 12.14
8.4, 9.4, 10.4, 11.4, 12.4 6.1, 7.1, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.9
9.1, 10.1, 11.1, 12.1, 9.4, 10.4, 11.4, 12.4, 9.5, 10.5, 11.5, 12.5, 9.7, 10.7, 11.7, 12.7
Ninth - Twelfth Grade

The European-Native American Melting Pot (9th – 12th Grades)

Our educators will initiate meaningful discussion of European-Native American interactions. Students will explore post-contact history and its impact on public knowledge and Native identity through visual aids. Topics will be selected based on age and current curriculum.

PLEASE NOTE: This program requires a space to project images. If a projector is not available handouts will be provided.

Standard Program Length: 1 1/4 hour
Within 35 miles of 06793: $250 for each group up to 30 plus mileage
Farther than 35 miles: Call for pricing
Mileage Rate: $0.54 per mile

Common Core Standards
Reading Writing Speaking & Listening Language
4, 6, 7 2, 3 4, 5, 6 3, 4, 6
Connecticut State Standards
History Civics Ecology Geography
9-12.1, 9-12.2, 9-12.3, 9-12.4, 9-12.5, 9-12.6, 9-12.7, 9-12.14 9-12.1, 9-12.3, 9-12.5, 9-12.12, 9-12.13, 9-12.14, 9-12.17 9-12.2, 9-12.4, 9-12.5
Collegiate

Archaeological & Historical Presentations

Explore a wide range of topics presented by noted archaeologist and IAIS’ Director of Research and Collections, Dr. Lucianne Lavin. Whatever your group’s needs, these programs can be adapted to be presented at the museum or in the facility of your choosing. Please note the program descriptions and take into consideration the electronic equipment required for a PowerPoint presentation.

Check out the full list of lectures & presentation here

If you would like a printout of our programs listings, use these brochures:

In the event of a cancellation, a full two weeks’ notice is required or a $100 cancellation fee will be charged. Cancellations due to school closings, delayed openings or early dismissals will not be charged and we will do everything possible to reschedule the trip for a convenient date.