The Fairfield Museum’s new Digital Learning Platform provides virtual school programs, activities and online resources for students, teachers and caregivers.
Creating Community Recommended for grades 3-5
This 3-part program complements the Museum’s exhibition Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past. Watch Q&A videos with educator Darlene Kascak, of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation, discussing Daily Life, Food & the Land, Life after European Settlement, and Rules & Laws of Early Native Americans. Explore Fairfield’s Industries of farming, shipping, the railroad, and manufacturing through a selection of museum objects. Coming to Fairfield presents the concept that communities are a blend of people from different places and backgrounds and highlights 8 individuals who moved to Fairfield at various times and for different reasons.
The Burning of Fairfield: 1779 Recommended for grades 5-8
Use this program to enhance your unit on the American Revolution. Learn about the British invasion and the 1779 Burning of Fairfield, and how it impacted the town and its residents. The Town section focuses on events leading up to the Revolution, residents choosing to be a Patriots or Loyalists, the events of the Burning, and the rebuilding of Fairfield. The People section spotlights 9 Fairfield individuals connected to the American Revolution and the Burning, with short bios and quotes.
The Pequot War: 1637-1638 – Understanding Native American History and Culture / (Middle & High School Levels) Coming Winter 2021-22
Access to the platform is free of charge during spring 2021, but teachers will need to request an access code.
There is a fee for classes who would like to Livestream or Zoom with a museum educator.
CLICK HERE to request Educator Access Code
CLICK HERE to Enter Site
Please complete this EVALUATION FORM upon completion of either program.
The Fairfield Museum would like to thank the following partners and contributors:
- Technology company CultureConnect for bringing these educational experiences to the public
- The teachers and staff at Fairfield Public Schools, Unquowa School and Johns Hopkins University for their help developing, reviewing and evaluating this initiative
- Darlene Kascak for providing new meaningful video content to improve our programs
- Eli Newsom and Charlotte Stone for video production of featured educational videos
The Fairfield Museum is tremendously grateful to the following donors whose generous support has made this educational platform possible:
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Community Development Block Grant Program
People’s United Bank
The Fairfield Rotary Foundation in Memory of Ernest W. Karkut
The Ernest & Joan Trefz Foundation