Museum resources (and other vetted websites) to support youth services in libraries and schools.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Time travel to Plimoth Plantation
What was Thanksgiving like for the settlers at Plimoth (we now spell it Plymouth) Plantation? Resources at the living history museum's website can take the whole classroom back in time. Their "Kids" link includes activites (like how to make things), recipes, coloring pictures, homework help, and even "how to talk like a Pilgrim." Teachers can use the variety of blogs to support their lessons; topics include "There's a Pilgrim in My Classroom," "Native Life" and "Colonial Life." Under the "Education Programs" tab, the "Teachers" subheading includes maps, timelines, bibliographies and topical links. The "Online Learning Center" is a very popular link during the Thanksgiving season: It provides a teacher guide and downloadable program called "You Are the Historian: Investigating the First Thanksgiving." Plan your virtual field trip by visiting their home page at http://www.plimoth.org/.