Take a Virtual Field Trip and Learn about the Iroquois 

 

With the Museum closed, we’re offering virtual field trips for students to learn about the Iroquois.

 

PLEASE NOTE - AS OF 3/20/2021 - WE ARE COMPLETELY BOOKED THROUGH JUNE. WE ARE NOW BOOKING FOR FALL 2021.

 

WE SUGGEST AND PREFER GROUPS OF 40 OR FEWER STUDENTS SO THAT THEY ARE ABLE TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ASK QUESTIONS. THIS Q&A GREATLY ENHANCES THE EXPERIENCE. 

We have reformatted our popular “Introduction to the Iroquois” field trip lesson for the virtual classroom so students can gain the same knowledge of the Iroquois without physically visiting the Museum. Our virtual program fee is $100.

 

In this 45-minute program, Iroquois educator Brenda LaForme will introduce students to her culture, history and traditions. Participants will explore the Clan system and the formation of the Iroquois Confederacy – the oldest still operating democracy in human history. Students will also discover the role of Iroquois women, investigate the importance of the environment to Native peoples, and more. Concepts will be illustrated with artwork and artifacts from the Museum’s collection and Brenda’s live commentary. Brenda will also conduct a post-lesson question-and-answer session with students.

 

A pre-visit guide with video links produced or vetted by the museum is included in the Virtual Field Trip. The “Introduction to the Iroquois” lesson supports the New York State Social Studies curriculum and can be adapted to suit all grade levels of participants. 

 

About the Presenter: Brenda LaForme is from Six Nations Reserve, a member of the Onondaga Nation, and Beaver Clan. She holds a BA in Native Studies and is skilled at traditional hand tanning and leatherwork. She joined the Iroquois Museum staff in 2018.

 

Cost of Lesson:           $100 

 

Length of Lesson:       45 minutes including Q&A

 

Dates Offered:            September 2021 – June 30, 2022

 

Days and Times:         Monday and Wednesday, at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., or 1 p.m.

 

Technical Needs:        Access to Zoom. The Museum will share a link to the class.

 

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