Indians of the Woodlands (3rd – 5th Grade)

Photographs of education programs taking place both indoors and outdoors.Compare the lives of Native Americans years ago to life in the Northeast today. In this program students will learn how Native Americans interacted with their environment. Students will understand tool innovations, why specific homes were created, and how available materials were used. These adaptations were crucial to survival and are still in use today. Participants will learn about Northeastern Indian family life, as well as indigenous peoples’ interaction with the woodland environment and their progression through time.

Standard Program Length: 2 to 2½ hours

$10 per student with $150 minimum

Common Core Standards
ReadingWritingSpeaking & ListeningLanguage
1, 3, 4, 71, 2, 3, 4, 51, 4
Connecticut State Standards
HistoryCivicsEcologyGeology
3.1, 3.2; 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.53.1; 4.1, 4.23.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9; 4.3, 4.4, 4;5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3

One teacher per class is admitted free of charge. Please let us know if there are any nurses, aides, or paraprofessionals who will be accompanying you for the program.

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.

A deposit for large groups may be required.


Enhance the experience with one of our add-on activities.

Schedule time during your program for students to purchase IAIS souvenirs in our Four Directions Gift Shop, or save time with our pre-prepared gift bags.


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