Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pilgrims and Wampanoags

Today, the kids and I took a virtual field trip to Plimoth (yes, that is how they spelled it) Plantation. We learned there were no spelling rules back then, so the majority of the people at that time spelled it 'Plimoth', but today it is known as 'Plymouth'.

One thing that was really neat and unexpected was how the people playing the characters in the virtual field trip were the same people we were reading about in The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dagliesh as part of our Adventures in My Father's World Thanksgiving week study. And the kids were the ones to make this discovery! They said "A lot of the Pilgrims travelling on the sea must have named their babies Oceanus because the baby in our story had the name Oceanus too." Sure enough, the girl in the virtual field trip was also named Constance just like the girl in the story, so they must have been the same. Anyway, it was just interesting how it all tied together so perfectly and really made The Thanksgiving Story we were reading about really come to life.


  1. We watched the webcast, too! It wasn't exactly what I was expecting, but it was a nice break from our typical routine. I thought "Oceanus" was interesting and funny, too! ;)

  2. I know what you mean. I was not expecting the question and answer setting.


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