Use a paper towel and brown crayon to write a letter from the past.
YOUR CHOICES ARE:
Roanoke Lost Colony. The year is 1586. You are along the coast of the New World (Virginia). You are a child and you are writing a final letter before you leave the colony. You are leaving because a storm (hurricane) is headed towards your colony. Strong winds are already blowing! Hurry and write this!
Jamestown colony. The year is 1607. You are lost in the forest and it is getting dark. You will ask for help and tell your parents your location and what you are eating to survive. Tell them where you are spending the night if you are not rescued. Will Indians help you? Are you worried about wild animals? Write it and attach the letter to your faithful dog. It will try to find its way back to the colony.
Plymouth Colony. The colony is running out of food. You are starving. Send the letter to the friendly Indians nearby. Tell them what you are eating while you wait. Propose that we all get together to have a feast. Happy Thanksgiving!
AFTER YOUR ARE FINISHED: Get the paper wet and cover it with dirt. Dig it up the next day and read it.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
PLEASE READ THIS TO FIND OUT THE MYSTERY LOCATION.
OK, MAYBE NOT. :-)
IN CASE YOU CAN'T READ RONGORONGO, HERE'S A BETTER CLUE.
WHERE ARE WE? WHAT IS THE NAME OF THIS ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE?
ANSWER: EASTER ISLAND
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Let's start by studying Plymouth Colony. Let's study the items below and determine what they are made of. Then let's decide if they will last OUTDOORS for a few months, a few years, or hundreds of years. Why do we need to do this? Why not read the colonists' journals about their lives? IN FACT, why not just read the books that ancient people wrote about themselves? Wouldn't that be easier or would there be PROBLEMS? Why?
Plymouth Colony Demonstration Village reenacts life in one of the first English colonies in the New World. What are most of the items made from?
Number your notebook 1-20 and use this list to write what each item is made of. You do not need to know the name of the item or it's use to determine its composition. Archeologists work backwords to build their ideas.
Items 1,2,3, and 4.
5,6,7 & 8
Items 10, 11, 12, & 13
Items 14,15,16, & 17
Do not scroll down until you have marked your answers.
Answer code. Can you figure our the code? Archeology is a mixture of puzzles, riddles, and codes. This is what's makes us want to find out how ancient people lived.
Even though we can learn a lot about people from their possessions, we won't learn EVERYTHING about them. What does this letter add to what we already know about the Pilgrims?
Found out what year the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Colony.
How many years ago did this happen?
EXTRA: Find out about the Jamestown Colony and Roanoke Colony. Where they earlier or later than Plymouth Colony?