Lesson Plans

PSWThe Educator Resources below complement the Fairfield Museum’s Education Programs with Lesson Plans and Teacher Guides that reinforce Connecticut’s Learning Standards and curriculum.

American Revolution

Burning of Fairfield Narrative Assignment

Colonial Fairfield Connecticut (Grades 3 – 5)

Curriculum Guide & Lesson Plans

Student Passport / Workbook

Student Materials: Theme I

Student Materials: Theme II

Student Materials: Theme III

Teacher Appendix

Teacher Guides

Ogden House Teacher Guide (Grades 4-8)

What Makes a Community Walking Tour (Grades K-2)

Student Lesson PlansMultimedia

The following projects are a result of the Fairfield Museum’s longstanding partnership with the Fairfield University Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions and the Education Technology Department. Many thanks to the students and professors Dr. Marsha Alibrandi and Dr. Elizabeth Langran for their efforts to provide to the students real experiences integrating primary sources, curriculum and technology.

American Transportation: Then & Now (Grades K – 4)
This 3-minutes video traces the development of American transportation from the horse and buggy, the invention of the steam engine and the mass expansion of the railroad. The video compares and contrasts these developments with today’s needs, as reflected in the new metro station in Fairfield.
Click here to view the movie (opens with Windows Media Player)

The Changing Size of Fairfield  (Grades K – 4)
Learn about how the size of Fairfield has changed since its founding in 1639.  A four-minute movie created by Jennifer Morrison, Fairfield University, Spring, 2007.
Click here to view the movie (opens in QuickTime)

Oral Histories: How Iconic Events Shape our Lives
An Interdisciplinary 10th / 11th grade Unit Plan
Created by Created by Charlie Duff and Kelly Ferguson
Fairfield University, Spring 2011.
Project Overview
Project Website

Shakespeare Fun Facts: An Interactive Guide on William Shakespeare (All Ages)
Created by Chantel Lovett and Jessica Mularski
Fairfield University, Spring 2011.
Project Website