Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Pilgrims and Wampanoags

Second grade students have been reading several of Kate Waters' books about Plimoth Plantation and the first Thanksgiving celebration. This week we will be comparing Pilgrim life to Wampanoag life in the 1600s. We are learning the terms for houses, tools, and foods. I will post examples of student writing after we are done.
Children have been very surprised to learn that Native Americans today dress and speak like the rest of us. They were especially surprised to discover that members of our school community are Native Americans. Feathers and beads are dress-up clothes, just like fancy gowns and suits. Nobody wears feathers to school!!

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