Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thanksgiving Field Trips

Have you ever wanted to visit Plimoth Plantation or see what it was like to live as a Pilgrim or Wampanoag? Scholastic has partnered with Plimoth Plantation and created virtual field trips with visits to both Pilgrim and Wampanoag homesites with interpreters to tell you more about what life was like. Student questions from across the country are also answered. Check it out! What a great way to take an inexpensive trip back in time and let students see how things have changed over time. This meets several social studies common core standards involving holidays, diversity, and change over time. There is also a section of the Wampanoag video especially that talks about how they planted the gardens to work symbiotically to get the most out of it. This would also be a great clip for plant units. The videos are usually only available for short periods each year, but you can sign up to get reminders of the webcasts each year when they are released, along with some other items.

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