Connecticut Indians
Restored clay pot from the east bank of the Connecticut River (23.2 cm. high). YPM ANT 002884

Grade Level: Grade K through High School
Social Studies Standards:
gK-2 3
g3-4 3, 4
g5-6 3, 4
g7-8 1, 4
g9-10 4
g11-12 1, 4, 10, 11
Language Arts Content Standards: 1.2; 1.4

Description: The daily life of Connecticut’s original inhabitants is described using the Yale Peabody Museum’s dioramas and artifacts. In the 1600s Native Americans did many things differently than today. Discussion is geared to the grade level and interests of the group. Time is allowed for students to formulate questions and ideas based on the exhibition. Topics such as the difference in attitudes toward the land, tool-making and materials, and the basic issues of population density can be covered, at the teacher's request.