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.


  1. Thank you for the link. I will definitely watch it when I have time. I like the idea of finding something to be thankful for with each letting of the alphabet!

  2. Aimee, I don't know if it made your news, but one of the houses burnt down this weekend at Plimoth Plantation. I believe it was the cook house.
    Also, if you and your family are ever up this way at Thanksgiving, you can go to Plimoth plantation and have thanksgiving dinner.
    Another place is Sturbridge Village.

  3. Oh, that is so sad! It seems like it would be fun to eat Thanksgiving dinner there. Have you ever done that?

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, too :)

  4. Oh I got a great chuckle out of that last line. I love the idea of the name thankful thing. I think we'll do that tomorrow. How fun.