The Mattatuck Museum has designed a series of loan kits based on Connecticut State Curriculum standards. Loan kits are a way for teachers to bring the Museum to their classrooms. The kits, based on a variety of Museum themes, include classroom activities and artifacts for handling, role-playing, and interactive games.
Native American Culture and Traditions
Run your fingers over a real arrowhead. Learn how to make a birch bark canoe. And discover the culture and traditions of Native Americans in Connecticut. Included are books, maps, illustrations, and artifacts for handling and role-play.
Connect with history by following the lives of school children in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Play games using historical photographs and written accounts of school life, write with quill pens, and imagine a classroom without paper. This kit includes original schoolbooks, educational games, laminated display cards, and school house artifacts.
Explore the city through this multi-media kit focused on the urban experience. Play city games, identify local landmarks on aerial photographs, read the oral histories of city residents, and learn a variety of lessons from the ten books and twenty activity sheets included in the kit.
Brass Valley Industries
(Grades 4 and up)
Hold Waterbury-made products in your hands as you read the oral histories of the factory workers who made them. Use computer presentations, historic photographs and passages, and over twenty-five classroom activities to learn about labor, inventions, immigration, and community-building in the Waterbury region.
Fees vary for loan kits. Inquire by calling the Education Department at 203-753-0381 x 117 to reserve kits.
(Please reserve at least three weeks in advance.)