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Education students from Roger Williams University worked with the Akin House to develop curriculum and programming for dynamic museum experiences. Students developed a series of educational lectures that focus on the Akins House's presence in contextual history.


This unit plan is comprised of a variety of inquiry-based lessons that explore the culture and way of life of the Native Americans who occupied New England. After studying the Akin house documents, materials, and narratives, I chose to focus my unit on the land and the people who came before the Akin family so that students will learn the long-view of our rich New England history.