Resources for Educators

Resources for Educators


The Fairfield Museum hosted Westport Secondary Teachers for a teacher meeting and gallery tour.

Educator Resources include Teaching with Primary Sources guides, Professional Development, Classroom Kits, Teacher Guides and Lesson Plans (see below) that complement the Fairfield Museum’s Education Programs and reinforce curriculum.

Teacher Guides

1) Pre / Post Visit Guide: Please use this guide to become more familiar with the Fairfield Museum. Included are museum guidelines to review with your group and suggested pre and post activities.

2) “Accused: Fairfield’s Witchcraft Trials” Educator Guide
Download the “ACCUSED” Educator Guide
This exhibition was on view in commemoration of Fairfield’s 375th Anniversary in the fall of 2015. In the exhibition, Connecticut’s witchcraft trials were illuminated by author and illustrator Jakob Crane in graphic novel form. The Educator Guide includes reproductions of Crane’s illustrations, background information and student activities. The guide was developed in partnership with regional educators at a Summer Teacher Institute in July 2015 and co-sponsored by the Fairfield Public Library.

3) Ogden House: Ogden House Teacher Guide (Grades 4-8)

4) Walking Tour: What Makes a Community Walking Tour (Grades 1-3)

Lesson Plans & Multimedia

The projects below were created by pre-service teachers in partnership with Fairfield University Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions.

American Revolution Lesson Plan
Burning of Fairfield Narrative Assignment

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 download the movie

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