Classroom Visits

Plimoth Plantation’s Education Department can visit your classroom! 

An In-School Classroom Visit will enhance your curriculum and reinforce all they have learned. 

Is your class unable to travel to Plymouth to tour our living history exhibit sites? Our Museum teachers can travel to you, and provide a one-hour program with either a Pilgrim or Wampanoag (Native) focus. Appropriate programs are available for students Pre-K through Grade 12. 

Interested in booking a program? Make an online reservation request, call (508) 746-1622 ext. 8359 or email programs@plimoth.org. 


Pilgrim Classroom Visit
 

Plimoth Plantation portrays Pilgrim woman in entertaining classroom visit

Life in 1627 Plymouth Colony   

Grades Pre-K – 2

Learn about the past with someone from the past! Our Museum teacher will dress like a Pilgrim, but speak to the students from a modern perspective. The teacher will wear accurate reproduction Pilgrim clothing and will arrive with a variety of objects from colonial daily life. In this program, your Museum teacher will begin by introducing the students to Colonial artifacts and clothing, inviting comparisons to their own household objects and wardrobes in the present day. During the second half of the program, students will rotate through a series of “Pilgrim Life” play stations in small groups.

Massachusetts History and Social Science Frameworks: Pre-k-K.1, Pre-k-K.8, 1.5, 1.9, 2.7, 2.8. 

 Cost: $300 for one program, $100 for each additional program. (Each program is a 45-minute to one-hour presentation to one classroom.) Travel charges apply.

 

Grades 2 – 12

Learn about Plimoth Plantation from a 17th century Pilgrim in your classroom! Our Museum Teacher will portray a resident of 1624 Plimoth Colony, using their life story to frame the program. Your Museum Teacher will speak with a regional, English dialect of the 17th century and wear accurate reproduction clothing to bring the world of Pilgrims to life. Using reproduction artifacts to enhance your classroom’s experience, your visitor will share the Pilgrim story, from hiring the Mayflower in England, through the journey and the first winter, to Thanksgiving in Plymouth. As a highlight of the program, several students will be invited to try on Colonial clothing!

Massachusetts History and Social Science Frameworks: 2.7, 2.8, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.12, 4.14, 4.15, 5.6, 5.9. 

Cost: $300 for one program, $100 for each additional program. (Each program is a one-hour presentation to one classroom.) Travel charges apply.

 

For more information on Plimoth Plantation educational programs, call (508) 746-1622 ext. 8359 or email programs@plimoth.org or make an online reservation request.   

To receive special offers, and regular updates on Plimoth Plantation’s educational programs, sign up for our Education Mailing List

Thanks to the generosity of foundation and charitable trust grants, funding for classroom visits is sometimes available to eligible schools. For more information, please visit our Foundations for Kids page.


Wampanoag Classroom Visit
 

Wampanoag Classroom Visits from Plimoth Plantation teachers

People of the East

Pre-K and Kindergarten

Our in-school classroom visits are delivered by Native museum teachers, who dress in modern clothing and speak from a modern perspective. This allows them to discuss the story of their people in past and present times. Our museum teachers will bring a variety of artifacts for students to touch and view, as well as a digital slide show of images about Wampanoag life. Please have a “Smartboard,” an LCD projector or a screen that can be connected to our laptop. To simplify set-up, please have the set-up ready prior to our arrival.

Massachusetts History and Social Science Frameworks: PreK-K.1, PreK-K.8,

Grades 1-12

Learn about the daily life of the Wampanoag in the 17th century, as well as their current lives and communities. Students will gain an understanding of the connection the Wampanoag and other Native People have to Mother Earth, their seasonal way of life and their respect for all living beings. Our Native American Museum Teacher will show a PowerPoint presentation filled with colorful photographs from Plimoth Plantation’s Wampanoag Homesite and pass around artifacts of traditional life, such as wooden bowls and spoons, animal furs and tools. Our Native Museum Teacher will wear modern clothing and speak from a modern perspective, so that they can discuss the story of their people in both past and present times.

Necessary Equipment: Smartboard, or an LCD projector or screen that can be connected to our laptop.

Massachusetts History and Social Science Frameworks: 1.6, 1.8, 3.2, 4.11, 4.15, 5.6.

Cost: $300 for one program, $100 for each additional program. (Each program is a one-hour presentation to one classroom.) Travel charges apply.

For more information on Plimoth Plantation educational programs, call (508) 746-1622 ext. 8359 or email programs@plimoth.org or make an online Reservation Request.   

To receive special offers, and regular updates on Plimoth Plantation’s educational programs, sign up for our Education Mailing List

 

Virtual Field Trips to Plimoth Plantation

Can't travel to us? We can visit you via the web! Using two-way interactive videoconferencing, students will be able to visit with Plimoth Plantation staff during engaging, informational and interactive hour-long virtual field trips. Your students can talk with a Wampanoag (Native) Museum teacher, chat with a Pilgrim, or learn all about the history of Thanksgiving. For schools outside Southern New England only. 

Cost: $300 for one program, $100 for each additional program. (Each program is a one-hour presentation to one classroom.)

For more information on Plimoth Plantation educational programs, call (508) 746-1622 ext. 8359 or email programs@plimoth.org or make an online Reservation Request.   

To receive special offers, and regular updates on Plimoth Plantation’s educational programs, sign up for our Education Mailing List

Thanks to the generosity of foundation and charitable trust grants, funding for classroom visits is sometimes available to eligible schools. For more information, please visit our Foundations for Kids page. 

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