Monday, November 21, 2011
Virtual Field Trips
Would you like to take a virtual field trip of a Pilgrim Village? Wampanoag Homesite? Plimoth Plantation? You can go to Scholastic and find all of that, and so much more!
My girls and I just finished watching some of the videos, and we learned so much! It was a fun, interactive way to learn more about the Pilgrims and Indians, and what life was like in the 1620's.
Just in case you were wondering, I DID spell "Plimoth" correctly. That is how they spelled it back then. Apparently, they didn't have any spelling rules, so people just spelled things however they wanted to.
Kind of like if you go on Facebook today, and see how creatively people spell the words bored, tomorrow, or truly, just to name a few. You would be amazed at how many people cannot spell these elementary school words. Or....maybe you wouldn't.
Anyway, on this scholastic site, there are also story suggestions, crafts you can make, printables, read-alongs that allow you to tour the Mayflower, and slide shows of the first Thanksgiving.
One neat idea I got from this site that I will be implementing with my girls is simple. First, write out the letters of the alphabet. Then, for each letter, they must come up with something that starts with that letter that they are thankful for. I can't wait to see what they come up with. It stretches their imagination to go beyond naming just the ordinary things.
I think Hubs and I will do this activity too, and then we will all compare our answers.
That means that tomarrow, we truely will not be bord.