The Mayflower

Plimoth Plantation

My husband and I were fortunate to have had summers free to travel cross country with our children as they were growing up. As I reflect back on our adventures, I find I have to admit that one of my favorite historical sites to visit as a family was Plimoth Plantation--which is practically in our backyard!

Why is this significant? Well, the entire first-grade class has begun a social studies unit that centers around families by focusing on comparisons through cultural traditions. This classroom unit explores what makes a student's family unique including the structure and traditions celebrated. Students will also look at family traditions from Early America. Plimoth Plantation is not very far away and offers a wonderful opportunity for elementary school students to see what it was like to live in the 17th century. We will learn what it was like to be a child growing up in Plimoth, as well as, what the sea voyage was like to travel there. I highly recommend that someday you take your first grader to visit Plimoth Plantation if you haven't already done so.

The week after Thanksgiving break, we will begin to use 17th century English for our Morning Meeting greeting. Please click on the image below to listen to some of the greetings we will use.

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