4th Grade Pilgrim Perspective Online Newspaper

posted Jun 23, 2011, 1:48 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 23, 2011, 1:52 PM ]
The 2 4th grade classes collaborated online using Google Sites to create this online newspaper. 

Visit the full site here: The Pilgrim Perspective Newspaper

Here's a letter from the senior editors that summarizes what they did:
"Dear Reader,
We are pleased that you have chosen The Pilgrim Perspective as your number one source for pilgrim news. Our fourth graders became pilgrims, and then wrote from the perspective of pilgrims.

To start our research we first learned about reliable resources. These types of resources came from different Internet websites and from resource books. We learned how to hunt down quality and relevant information, paraphrase what we read, and proceeded to do individual and group research.

You’ll have to forgive our senior editors. Some of our journalists discovered a time machine in the basement and realized that writers used it to travel around. They traveled back and forth in time, and then came back to the present to write articles about what they had seen. What they saw was just so interesting and exciting we couldn’t wait until the proper year to share it with you!

We would like to thank Ms. Hyde and Dr. Terosky for supporting the fourth graders in their learning journey. We would also like to thank Mr. Rhys for all of the technology support in making this the first digital pilgrim newspaper! And of course, this newspaper could not have been possible without the dedicated and incredible 4th grade journalists.

Once again, we’d like to thank you for choosing to read our newspaper. We have been working long and hard on creating articles that would give you a glimpse into what a pilgrim might have seen, heard, and thought during this time period. We looked at events in history through their eyes, and did our best to infer what they might have written. So take a break from churning all that butter, sit back, relax, and enjoy The Pilgrim Perspective!"