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First Stop on the United States Region Tour: The Northeast

By Beth Newingham on February 15, 2012
  • Grades: 3–5

On the first stop of our United States Region Tour,  we pretend to travel on a train. We visit West Quoddy Head in Maine; Mount Washington in New Hampshire; Plymouth, Massachusetts; Boston, Massachusetts; the Hershey Chocolate Factory in Pennsylvania; Independence Hall in Philadelphia; Washington D.C.; and New York City.

At the Hershey Chocolate Factory, they wrap Hershey's kisses on an assembly line, watch an online tour of the factory, and even make peanut blossom cookies with the Hershey's Kisses. 

In Plymouth, students act as Pilgrims on the Mayflower. Before they depart the boat, they must work together to decide what form of government they want in their new country. This activity leads students to understand the importance of the Mayflower Compact. We also visit the Scholastic website to take a virtual tour of the Mayflower.   

View more photos and information about the Northeast Region tour on our classroom. 

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