Plimoth Plantation Virtual Field Trips

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Take a virtual field trip to Plimoth Plantation with four video tours and a slideshow. Videos take viewers aboard the Mayflower, inside a pilgrim village, to a Wampanoag homesite, and the Plimoth Plantation. Slideshow pictures are accompanied by informational captions.  

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Instructional Ideas

  • Make a virtual field trip part of Thanksgiving instruction 
  • Over the course of several days, assign one video for homework then the slideshow—check for comprehension with a classroom blog post asking content and reflection questions
  • Coordinate time in the computer lab or in your classroom for pupils to watch the videos; encourage them to wear headphones to heighten focus and keep the volume in the room down 
Classroom Considerations

  • Appropriate grade levels are listed underneath each video 
  • Most videos are between 16-20 minutes long, one video is 30 minutes long 
Pros

  • Includes additional videos about Thanksgiving 
  • The slide show contains a plethora of pictures 
  • Connects a virtual field trip to related units on the site
Cons

  • Video quality is not the best