Take a virtual field trip this Thanksgiving
By Guest Blogger on November 14th, 2012
We talk a lot about webcasts, including our virtual field trips, and we’ve had some amazing ones over the years. Consistently, though, one of our most popular virtual field trips has to do with Thanksgiving!
So, this year, we’re bringing you the all-new virtual field trip to Plimoth Plantation! The fourth in our popular series, this one gives you a full tour of an exact replica of the Mayflower, that famous ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New World in 1620 which had 102 passengers, a crew, and two dogs, and spent 66 days at sea before arriving in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
This time of year, classrooms across the U.S. are learning all about that part of American history, and they’re talking about what kinds of food and drink the Pilgrims consumed on board the Mayflower, whether they really landed on Plymouth Rock, and — a favorite question from kids — what kinds of games the children on the ship played. In this new, 20-minute virtual field trip, they will find out as Master of Ship Peter Arenstam –- with the help of historical interpreters playing Pilgrims -– describes the famous, arduous voyage.
Check out the virtual field trip of The Mayflower right here! If you’re planning on showing this in your classrooms, feel free to tweet us a pic!
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