Sunday, November 14, 2010

The First Thanksgiving

    It is a job that I have given myself as a teacher to somehow explain Thanksgiving and that part of history to the children in my classroom.  While 3-year-olds might need a bit longer to follow all the history, there is a great interactive site that teachers and parents should definitely check out.
    Scholastic has a web site devoted to the voyage of the Mayflower, the struggles in Plimoth Plantation, and the first Thanksgiving.  There will even be a live web cast from the plantation on November 16th. at 1pm.,  that people can sign up for online. 
    The videos and tours through the Mayflower and Plantation make this part of history more tangible for young children.  Children under five need other resources rather than textbooks and this site appears to be the journey to take during this holiday season. 

1 comment:

  1. how cool! thanks for sharing crissy! the boys and i will have to check this out! :)