Native Americans + Pilgrims

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Around Thanksgiving time we focused our studies of Native Americans their relationship with the Europeans and the Pilgrims.

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We read how the pilgrims came in the Mayflower, and how hard it was for them to settle and get started in their lives here in the New World.

We also learned about their homes and how they started their settlements.

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And how the kids learned in schools.  

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And how they turned fabrics into beautiful quilts.  And how the names of the patterns came to be, and how they are similar to what they are actually called, are still very much the same today.

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For me it’s been a great way to celebrate the holidays, learning a little bit more about how they came to be, and a great timing for our unit I think.

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2 Responses to Native Americans + Pilgrims

  1. Katie says:

    What a fun learning experience. Learning about the quilt designs is a great idea – one you wouldn’t normally learn in school. I loved coloring when I was younger, so I am looking forward to doing crafts like this with my daughter. (have to wait a couple of years)

    • Hi Katie.
      Yes we love learning what we want to learn. It makes it fun for everyone! And yes, coloring, and actually a craft project, is needed each day. It makes us all happy. And coloring… it’s always fun. There are so many great coloring books… I love them too. You can do it now too! Don’t wait. It is so much fun.

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