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Native Americans & Settlers

from Cleveland Museum of Art

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Tools, documents, and paintings from the collections of the Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) in Cleveland and the Cleveland Museum of Art evoke the lives of Native Americans and settlers.

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By Request: $145.00
By Request Premium: $130.00

Purchase orders are due within 10 days of registration. Payment is due in full within 30 days of receiving the invoice. Invoices are sent upon program completion.


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6

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Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Fine Arts

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Programs are non-refundable, however cancellations due to technical difficulties, school closings, or those received 48 hours in advance may be rescheduled for no additional charge. Rescheduling is subject to availability.

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Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland, OH
United States

Distance Learning at The Cleveland Museum of Art allows classes to connect with the CMA and enrich their studies of history, language arts, science, math and the visual arts through our collection of art and artifacts from around the world. Through live, interactive videoconferencing, students participate in conversations with museum educators that are two-way and fully interactive. Programs are designed for grades K-12 and are aligned with ODE academic standards.

Diane Cizek

Program Details


1. Open discussion with visual analysis of 19th century Hudson River School paintings depicting wilderness and settlements.
2. Contrast perceptions that Native Americans and settlers held about each other.
3. Compare survival needs of Native Americans and early settlers by examining artifacts owned by each group.
4. Conduct bartering interactivity in which students take the role of either Native Americans or settlers and trade items representing, for example seeds, animal skins, and cloth.
5. After bartering, students discuss issues such as fair exchange, communication and mutual dependence which affected relations between the two groups.


1. Students will gain an understanding of Native American ways of life through selected cultural artifacts.
2. Illustrate the differing perceptions that Native Americans held of settlers and that settlers held of Native Americans.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.