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?

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