1-2-3 Come Look At Some Interesting Photographs With Me!
When I was designing things for the Pilgrim Children packet, I was truly able to visualize their life, because of an awesome vacation my husband and I took to Massachusetts.
I thought visitors might find it helpful if I posted 4 packets of pictures from that trip, that you could share with your students.
You could print, laminate and make them into picture books, or present them as a slide show. Whatever you decide to do I hope they enhance your Thanksgiving studies in some way.
The first packet of photographs is of the Mayflower II Click on the link to view/download 22 photographs.
The Mayflower II is a full-size replica of the original ship that really sailed here from Great Britain. It was a gift to us from that country! I had an absolute blast boarding the ship and exploring.
Actors dressed in authentic costumes were available to answer questions. As with all of the Plimoth Plantation sights, these people truly become their characters. Their accent and use of words that were common for that time period, make things even more realistic!
To view an excellent video of the Mayflower II click on the link. It gives lots of background information that you'll find very interesting.
New Bedford Mayor Scott Lang gets a rare tour of the ship while it was undergoing routine maintenance in drydock at a Fairhaven shipyard.
Another awesome video is a quick 3-minute clip that shows some of the live actors that we saw on our trip and gives some more background information. Click on the link to view The Mayflower II
If you're allowed to show videos in your class or you homeschool, a cute animated video entitled The Mouse on the Mayflower can be viewed by clicking on the link. The Mouse on the Mayflower is a 1968 animated Thanksgiving television special created by Rankin/Bass. It debuted on NBC on November 23, 1968. The special is about a mouse named Willum.
I had mentioned in a previous article, about a place called Plimoth Plantation. They purposely spelled their park this way, because there were no spelling rules in the 17th century and they felt that this would have been the way the Pilgrims would have spelled the word.
For an excellent virtual fieldtrip of this intriguing place click on the link above. Plimoth Plantation has partnered with Scholastic and in 2012 they expanded the Thanksgiving Virtual Field Trip. Click on the link to view the newest additions. Scholastic also released a 2-minute video featuring Goodwife Hopkins answering questions.
To view/download my Plimoth Plantation photographs click on the link. I also have a photo packet of Plymouth Rock as well as a few from the Wampanoag Village. Click on the links to view/download them.
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My little portion of the world, is sparkling in 12 inches of white this morning. Feeling thankful for a warm and toasty fire, and a hot cup of chamomile tea. Wishing you a peaceful day.
"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." -Benjamin Franklin