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Second Graders Travel Back in Time to the 17th Century

Thursday, May 11, 2017

This week second graders explored Plimoth Plantation. They discovered how the 17th-century Wampanoag would have lived along the coast during the growing season; planting their crops, fishing and hunting, gathering wild herbs and berries for food, and reeds for making mats and baskets. They saw different kinds of homes including a mat-covered wetu and visited a recreated 17th-century English Village. The small farming and maritime community included modest timber-framed houses furnished with reproductions of the types of objects that the Pilgrims owned, aromatic kitchen gardens, and heritage breeds livestock.