Education Programs

The Iroquois Indian Museum is an anthropological museum that uses art to educate and inspire. Our collections of contemporary Iroquois art and archeological artifacts open a window on Iroquois culture and society. Our programs fulfill the NYS Learning Standards for the Arts, Social Studies, and Language Arts. The Museum provides a stimulating object-based learning environment that engages visitors on visual, tactile, and intellectual levels. 

Program fees for non-craft programs - Intro to the Iroquois, Nature Walk, Tools of the Hunt:

$4 per student per program

Program fees for craft programs - Cornhusk Dolls & Beadwork

$5 per student per program

1 complimentary adult per every 10 students; All other adults and chaperones $5.00 each.

Class size of 10 to 20 students may only book 1 program; Class size of 20 or more students may book up to 3 programs.

Class size minimum: 10 students

Class size maximum: Maximum class size is denoted in the description for each program

To schedule a program, contact Stephanie Shultes: 518-296-8949 or info@iroquoismuseum.org

List of Available Programs:

Introduction to the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois)
$4 per student

Grades 4-12

Learn about the history and traditions of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people from an Iroquois educator. This presentation is interactive and encourages students to ask questions. Much of what is shared will reinforce the current textbook learning about the Iroquois but will take it one step further. Many important ideas, beliefs, and history of the Iroquois will be shared to inspire a greater understanding.

 

Common Core Learning Standards: English Language Arts:

  • Research to Build and Present Knowledge

  • Comprehension and Collaboration (Speaking and Listening)

  • Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas (Speaking and Listening)

  • Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

 

Learning Standards for Science:

  • Use Scientific Inquiry to Pose Question, Seek Answers, Develop Solutions

  • Apply Scientific Concepts, Principles, and Theories Pertaining to Physical Setting & Living Environment

 

Learning Standards for Social Studies:

  • History of the US and NY

  • Geography

  • Civics, Citizenship, and Government

 

Learning Standards for the Arts:

  • Understanding the Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of the Arts

 

Learning Standards for Technology Education:

  • Tools, Resources and Technological Processes

  • History and Evolution of Technology

 

Maximum class size: 30 students per session (indoors); 30+ per session in outdoor amphitheater

Length of Program: 50 minutes

Tools of the Hunt
$4 per student
Grades 4-12
This program available generally only on Thursdays.

This program displays the genius of the first peoples in adapting tools to the moment. The tools tell a story about their past. As they moved about the Great Turtle Island seeking their place in the sun, they took their tools with them. As they encountered new environments they had to adjust their tools to accommodate the plant and animal life they used for food, clothing and shelter.

 

Common Core Learning Standards: English Language Arts:

·         Research to Build and Present Knowledge

·         Comprehension and Collaboration (Speaking and Listening)

·         Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas (Speaking and Listening)

·         Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

 

Learning Standards for Science:

·         Use Scientific Inquiry to Pose questions, Seek Answers, Develop Solutions

·         Apply Scientific Concepts, Principles, and Theories Pertaining to Physical Setting and Living Environment

 

Learning Standards for Social Studies:

·         History of the US and NY

 

Learning Standards for the Arts:

·         Understanding the Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of the Arts

 

Learning Standards for Technology Education:

·         Tools, Resources and Technological Processes

·         History and Evolution of Technology

 

Learning Standards for Social Studies:

·         History of the US and NY

·         Geography

 

Maximum class size: 30 students per session (indoors); 30+ per session in outdoor amphitheater

Length of Program: 50 minutes

Nature Trail Walks (Weather Permitting)

$4 per student

Grades 4-7

This program available generally only on Thursdays.

Students will hike along the museum’s Nature Trails and learn about the biological timeline from the Ice Age until present day. Students will be told about the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) relationship to nature and learn about plants and wildlife as they walk through trees and past babbling brooks. Discussion about environmental advocacy and protection will be a part of this wonderful outing. 

 

Common Core Learning Standards: English Language Arts:

  • Research to Build and Present Knowledge

  • Comprehension and Collaboration (Speaking and Listening)

  • Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas (Speaking and Listening)

  • Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

 

Learning Standards for Science:

  • Use Scientific Inquiry to Pose questions, Seek Answers, Develop Solutions

  • Apply Scientific Concepts, Principles, and Theories Pertaining to Physical Setting and Living Environment

  • Other: Plant Identification

 

Learning Standards for Social Studies:

  • History of the US and NY

  • Geography

 

Maximum class size: 15 students per session

Length of Program: 50 minutes

CRAFT PROGRAM 1 - $5.00 PER STUDENT

Corn Husk Doll Making (No Face Doll)

Grades 3-12

Students will learn about the tradition of the No Face Doll and what it means to the Huadenosaunee (Iroquois) people. They will create their own corn husk doll to take home. The program is excellent for craft skills such as wrapping and tying knots. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of storytelling in Native American cultures. 

 

Common Core Learning Standards: English Language Arts:

  • Research to Build and Present Knowledge

  • Comprehension and Collaboration (Speaking and Listening)

  • Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas (Speaking and Listening)

  • Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

 

Learning Standards for Social Studies:

  • History of the US and NY

 

Learning Standards for the Arts:

  • Understanding the Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of the Arts

 

Learning Standards for Technology Education:

  • Tools, Resources and Technological Processes

  • History and Evolution of Technology

Maximum class size: 30 students per session

Length of Program: 50 minutes

CRAFT PROGRAM 2 - $5.00 PER STUDENT
Beadworking Workshop

Grades 3-12

 

Students will learn about the tradition and history behind beadworking for the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois). Students will learn about the history associated with the bead trade as well as the development of beadwork from pre-contact to today. Students will create their own beadwork object which supports stronger eye hand coordination. 

 

Common Core Learning Standards: English Language Arts:

  • Research to Build and Present Knowledge

  • Comprehension and Collaboration (Speaking and Listening)

  • Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas (Speaking and Listening)

  • Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

 

Learning Standards for Social Studies:

  • History of the US and NY

 

Learning Standards for the Arts:

  • Understanding the Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of the Arts

 

Learning Standards for Technology Education:

  • Tools, Resources and Technological Processes

  • History and Evolution of Technology

 

Maximum class size: 30 students per session

Length of Program: 50 minutes

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ADDRESS

Iroquois Indian Museum

324 Caverns Road

Howes Cave, NY 12092

HOURS

Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 10am - 4pm

Friday: 10am - 4pm

Saturday: 10am - 4pm

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