Classroom Visits

Plimoth Plantation’s Education Department can visit your classroom! 

Are you planning a Field Trip or Workshop at Plimoth Plantation? A Classroom Visit will enhance your students’ experience, 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


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 look like a Pilgrim, but speak to the children 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 three-part program, your Museum teacher will begin by introducing the students to artifacts of daily life and Colonial children’s clothing, inviting comparisons to their own household objects and clothing. In the next segment of the program, the objects and children’s clothing will be arranged at play stations, which the students will rotate through in small groups. The program will close with a brief discussion and a story told by the Museum teacher. This program is designed for a 45-minute or one-hour time period, at the discretion of the classroom teacher. 

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 an actual Pilgrim in your classroom! Our Museum teacher will portray a resident of 1627 Plimoth Colony, using the person’s life story to frame the one-hour program. For that hour the year is 1627 and your Museum teacher will speak with a regional, English dialect of the 17th century, wearing accurate reproduction clothing.

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, two children will be invited to try on Colonial children's 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, or to reserve a program, call us at (508) 503-2653, email us at groupsales@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

During this 45-minute program, designed to engage younger children, a Native Museum teacher will read traditional Wampanoag/Eastern stories that have been passed down for generations. Students will also have the chance to learn about and pass around reproduction artifacts and animal furs.

Massachusetts History and Social Science Frameworks: Pre-k-K.1, Pre-k-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. In this one-hour, in-depth program, 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 teachers show a PowerPoint presentation filled with colorful photographs from Plimoth Plantation’s Wampanoag Homesite and pass around reproduction artifacts such as wooden bowls and spoons, animal furs and tools. Museum teachers do not wear deerskin regalia or role-play. They wear modern clothing and speak from a modern perspective so that they can discuss the story of their people in both the past and the present. 

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, or to reserve a program, call us at (508) 503-2653, email us at groupsales@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. Be certain to check the box for teachers.

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. 


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. 

To receive updates on this program, sign up for our Education Mailing List.

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