months, you know that we are studying US History this year in our
homeschool. We have been talking about
Christopher Columbus and all that entails (in a much more kid appropriate way)
as well as the Native Americans that were here before us, and of course the
Vikings – that is always a fun subject.
We just finished up our study of Jamestown and also the Lost Colony
(which, if you are into this, there was a great special on the history channel last week).
start talking about the Pilgrims, and Plimoth Plantation.
grade. It was the first big field trip I
went on, it was a couple states away, and it cemented my love for early
American history. I love historical
fiction, and seeing a place talked about in books that I read was the coolest
thing ever to my 9 year old self.
groove when we got to US History, and I was right!
Plimoth, so we are waiting for that field trip just a bit longer I
believe. However, Plimoth Plantation has
an amazing array of resources available online to help with homeschooling (or
for anyone that would like more information about Plimoth).
perspective of the Pilgrims, and one done from the perspective of the Wampanoag. This is also perfect for kids that are at the appropriate age to visit, but live too far away.
so many people; with the click of a button you are now able to experience a
whole host of historical places. As we move through the school career of the kids, I am excited to have so many resources available.
will still be visiting through their virtual field trip, and I plan to have the
kids make a couple of the recipes as well. It will be the perfect unit study leading up to Thanksgiving this year, and our long homeschooling break.
online resources available from Plimoth Plantation to work on US History unit
studies? What are you studying right now?