Last year, we took part in the Scholastic Thanksgiving Webcast as part of our November activities. We were able to watch a live production of an interview with "Pilgrims," see various buildings and tools that were used during the Pilgrim era, and learn a little about their way of life.
Last week, I received an email announcing that the Thanksgiving activities were available again this year. One example of an upcoming activity takes place on November 9th at 1 p.m. ET. There is a "Tour the Wampanoag Homesite" that will be available for viewing online. The website offers many other interesting activities and is really a fun way of learning a little about the past. For those of you interested in signing up, follow the link here. This will take you to the sign-up page.
We received our first Pilgrim email today. It is a letter from a Pilgrim child telling about the journey on the ship to the New World. This letter has links to a Thanksgiving unit and other audio versions of "letters from Pilgrims." We look forward to following the site a few days at a time up until our Thanksgiving break. It will be a chance to see what we remember from last year's unit and what new things we can discover.