Igloos to Adobe

 Children enounter a whale rib in Igloos to Adobe program

In an Igloos to Adobe class, students get acquainted with a whale rib. Photo by Mark Craig.

Grades 2–5, 60 Minutes

Integrates with studies of

  • First peoples & Native peoples, including the Wampanoag.
  • Human interaction with the environment and natural resources.
  • Basic needs: food, clothing and shelter.

Program Description

Explore cultural diversity and history among Native peoples in the Northeast, Northwest, Southwest, and Arctic. Through guided discovery, students investigate food, clothing, and homes to understand how environment influences people and their culture. This presentation encourages student participation, including discussion and handling artifacts. The class takes place in the Change and Continuity: Hall of the North American Indian galleries.

For information, reservations, special requests, or to be added to the mailing list, please contact Cathy Kittredge at 617-495-3216 or email pmae-ed@hmsc.harvard.edu.



$200 per 25 students, 30 students maximum. Groups of 26 or more students, $8 per student. One adult per 5 students required and admitted free. Contact Cathy Kittredge (above) for information on fee reductions.


“The program really fit with the objectives of our curriculum and the state frameworks. Super!”
  — Teacher, Grade 4, Wayland


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