5th Grade explores the 17th century!
On November 2nd, the 5th grade travelled to Plymouth and back into the 17th century exploring the Plimouth Patuxet Museum and its English villages from the 1600s. The museum strives to bring the life of the history of the Plymouth Colony and the Indigenous homeland. Students learned about the Native peoples that inhabited the land near the Eel River, stepping into a wetu (house) to learn about the home and family life of the Wampanoag communities. They also learned about the Wampanoag seasonal diet and explored a mishoon, or dug-out canoe. In the 17th century villages, the students explored the recreation of early Plymouth, including timber-framed houses and kitchens cooking up locally grown dishes, and talked to inhabitants wearing historical clothing about their ways of life.