The Native Plymouth Tours Educational Programs
The Native Plymouth Tours offers Native American history programs for students in grades K – 12. Two different venues are available; on-site classroom presentations and field trip opportunities with Native Plymouth Tours in historical downtown Plymouth. The Eastern Woodland Native Americans of this region, both past and present, are the focus of the educational sessions. All materials have been hand-made by our educators.
Classroom programs are one hour and include historical backgrounds and stories of Native life before and after the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts. Enlightening discussions on how Native Americans hunted, fished, prepared meals, dressed and lived in the 17th Century. Other program highlights include:
- Hands-on activities with Native reproductive artifacts
- Role-playing activities
Corn Husk Doll Program
This hour long, hands-on Corn Husk Doll Program is presented right in the classroom. Students will find it both fun and educational. Mr. Turner discuss the importance of corn to Native American People with your students, had guide one or two children through reading a Native American Legend.
The Iroquois legend describes the “No face Doll.” The lesson behind the story is to tell the Children never to think that they are better than anyone else. Mr. Turner will then teach the children how to make a corn husk doll. When finished, the doll and the Legend can brought home.
Finally, Mr. Turner always ends his classes with some questions and answers. Mr. Turner will bring all of the supplies needed for students to make the dolls. The price of supplies is included in the cost of the program. Please call for prices.
This Corn Husk Doll Program is also great for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and camps.
Field trips consist of a walking tour throughout downtown Plymouth. Students will explore many of the famous landmarks of history as well as learn about various aspects of Native American history, which are less well known. The Field Trip includes the following sites of interest:
- Massasoit Statue
- Coles Hill
- Brewster Gardens
- Grist Mill
- Watson’s Hill
- Hobbamock Homesite
- Namasket Trail
- Burial Hill
- King Phillip’s War plaque
- Leyden Street
- History of Thanksgiving
Power Point Program
This hour-long program is Native Plymouth Tours in the classroom without the walking! This narrated PowerPoint presentation features images from Mr. Turner’s tour of the downtown Plymouth area. The PowerPoint program presents Wampanoag and Pilgrims history though the eyes and perspective of a Native American. The children will have fun learning the shared history of the Wampanoag and Pilgrims in an enlightening and educational manner. The program ends with the history of Thanksgiving and a question-and-answer period. Please call for prices!
This program is great for speaker venues large or small, like collages, historic houses, libraries and elderly programs.
Mr. Turner from the Cherokee Nation has been engaging and enlightening students about Native history for decades. He has traveled throughout Massachusetts visiting schools and sharing real stories and history from the Native American perspective. He has been a Native American interpreter on the Wampanoag Homesite at Plimoth Plantation Museum for over 20 years.
To book a classroom session or a field trip, please contact Mr. Turner at 774-454-7792.