Just for Teachers


Teachers learn to tie maritime knots in a professional development workshop

School Programs
Whether you’re interested in a field trip, a hands-on workshop, or spending the night at the Museum, we have a program for you. If you can’t make it to the Museum, we’ll come to you!

Professional Development and TAH Programs
Attend a workshop at Plimoth Plantation or let us design a professional development experience for your group.

Teacher Appreciation Day, August 8, 2013
Visit us on this special day, and bring your family! Admission for teachers is free and family members visit for half price (up to one adult and one child).

Resources for Educators
From historical information for students to a virtual Thanksgiving Field Trip, we have resources to help you bring history alive. Pleace check back this summer when we launch a whole new section of the website with even more resources for teachers and students.

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Questions or ideas? Call us at (508) 746-1622 ext. 8359 or email us at programservices@plimoth.org. 


Annual Teacher Appreciation Day

Thursday, August 8, 2013

A teacher's education never ends! Spend some time in the 17th Century and be inspired by the ways historic Pilgrim and Wampanoag life can be used to teach 21st Century Skills. The Museum's educational workshops, guided tours, overnight programs, classroom performances and field trips also support Common Core learning. Come explore new ways of teaching one of the nation's founding stories. You will meet members of Plimoth Plantation's education staff to learn about our educational resources, and attend FREE informational sessions and guided tours on our Colonial Education Site.

Each teacher will be given a FREE copy of the Museum's popular Investigating "The First Thanksgiving" - An Educator's Guide to the 1621 Harvest Celebration  (a $19.95 value) and, on this day only, receive a 10% discount on ALL items in our shops and a special 20% discount on educational materials! It is an A+ way to spend your day!

Admission is FREE for teachers with school identification.

Family members receive 50% off the Heritage Pass admission. (Limited to one adult and one child. Additional adults and children are admitted at the regular admission rates.) 


Resources for Educators

Field Trip Materials
If you're planning on a bringing a group to the Museum, our Field Trip Materials will help you prepare your students to get the most out of their visit.

Thanksgiving Interactive: You Are the Historian
The award winning interactive activity where kids become history detectives to solve the mystery of what really happened at The First Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Virtual Field Trip-Scholastic Webcast

This 30-minute video is a recast of Scholastic's "Virtual Field Trip to Plimoth Plantation" that aired to over 1 million students on November 16, 2010.

Just for Kids

And for teachers! Includes essays on Wampanoag and Colonial life and a fun Talk Like a Pilgrim page.

Collections  and Archaeology
Visit here to discover some of the unique artifacts, both Native and Colonial, in the Museum’s collection. A great way to add a material culture element to your lessons.

Plimoth and Patuxet Ancestors
Biographical information on the Pilgrims. This is great resource for teachers who have students research Pilgrim individuals or families.  Also check out the great essays on children in Plymouth Colony.

Shops
Shop online for great teaching resources. Remember, teachers receive a 10% discount on educational materials.




Bring Plimoth back to your school!

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Native American Pack

This package contains a collection of items relating to the Native Americans.

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Pilgrim Pack

This package contains a collection of items relating to the Pilgrims.

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Mayflower II Pack

This package contains a collection of items relating to the voyage of the Mayflower.

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