The Institute for American Indian Studies

For over 40 years, our museum has dedicated itself to the preservation of and education about the complex cultures and deep history of Native peoples in Connecticut and throughout the Americas. Our interdisciplinary school programs are designed with Common Core and Connecticut State Standards in mind to encourage discussions and provide inquiry-based, interactive learning through hands-on activities. Focusing on topics in social studies, language arts, and STEM, these articles will immerse your students in an understanding of diverse Native American cultures past and present!

Program Archives

Delivery Dates:
*Titles in red are available now.

  • Oct. 5th - Natural Resources, Nature’s Gifts
  • Dec. 7th - Making Sense of Regional Differences
  • Feb. 8th - Mystic Massacre and Metacomet’s Resistance
  • Apr. 5th - TBD
  • Jun. 7th - TBD

The Institute for American Indian Studies

CRISKids for Schools

For students who are blind or unable to read due to learning, intellectual, physical, emotional, or visual disabilities or medical conditions, please visit CRIS Radio for audio versions of children's magazines and classroom materials at During the current COVID-19 pandemic, parents and teachers of students with print challenges will be provided temporary login credentials to access the extensive CRISKids Audio Library. For more information, email Laura Boogaert at