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We survived the night!

Everyone even slept… at least a little.  

  

  

  

 We’ve eaten breakfast and students are off on their morning team challenges now! Here’s what they’re working on:

Plimoth Group Challenge

You are competing with the other groups this morning! The most original, interesting entries will win! They will also be published online (assuming parents give permission). 

 Rules:

Work as a team to complete at least one of the challenges below before lunch. 

Everyone in the group must contribute in some way. 

Any challenge may be completed in either the Wampanoag or English village (or both). 
Give Ms. Krakauer your group’s entry by Tuesday. You may use video, a set of photos, or text and artwork to complete your challenge — submitting on paper, on a flashdrive, or through email.   

 ELA Challenge: 17th Century Problem Solving

Today, we use technology to help us with all sorts of things, from microwaving our food to finding our way around with GPS directions. These technologies didn’t always exist. Choose a particular kind of 21st century technology and explore how people used to solve the same problems. You’ll have to be creative about how you ask questions to English colonists, as they’ve never heard of any modern gadgets or the internet! Using video, photos, or text and artwork, tell a story about how people used to solve problems that are solved today using technology. 

 Science Challenge: Relationship with the Land

Both Wampanoag people and English colonists relied heavily on the land. Ask Plimoth staff members questions to figure out creative ways that people used to benefit from the landscape in Massachusetts. Using video, photos, or text and artwork, show 5 examples of the most interesting ways that people used the land to make their lives better.  

 Math Challenge: Write a Word Problem 

Math is all around us, even if you don’t see it. Wampanoag people and English colonists had to figure out things like how much corn to grow every year, or how many people could be fed by one deer. They would have to manage their time, thinking about things like how long it would take to make a canoe or house, or how many hours a day must be spent cooking. Write an original word problem in the form of a story. Use video, photos, or text and artwork to creatively show your word problem.  

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