Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

PreK-12 Programs

Classroom Visits, Online Resources, and More.

Resources for PreK–12 Teaching & Learning

Discover how the Museum can enrich your students’ learning through classroom visits, museum visits, and online resources.

Important Notice

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our programs are limited to virtual offerings. We look forward to reopening in-person programs when it is safe to do so. 

This Land is Home: A Seasonal Round in Native New England

3rd-5th Grade | Approximately 1 hour | Free | Launch This Land is Home

Screenshot of This Land is Home module, with background photo of trees. This Land is Home: A Seasonal Round in Native New England is a self-paced, virtual learning module that explores how the seasons shape traditional and contemporary Indigenous lifeways in New England. 

The Educator’s Guide provides links to tribal nations, tribal museums, tribal organizations, and other vetted resources for Native and Indigenous content.

Educators can also supplement student engagement by requesting free, accompanying worksheets via email: haffenreffer_programs@brown.edu.

Think Like an Archaeologist

6th Grade | Four, 1 hour sessions and museum visit | Free

*On hiatus due to COVID-19 until further notice.

Two Brown University students standing in front of projector screen with the Think Like An Archaeologist presentation, in an elementary school classroom.Dig into the science of archaeology at Providence Public Schools! Practice the process of scientific inquiry by analyzing artifacts and learning how to locate, map, and excavate archaeological sites.  

Learn more about Think Like an Archaeologist, access program materials, and fill out an application.  

Additional Resources

We also recommend checking out the following resources from other museums, nonprofit educational groups, professional organizations, and federal agencies for accurate information on anthropology, archaeology, indigenous history and culture, and other related topics.