Friday, November 20, 2009
Today we are taking a field trip to Pinson Mounds here in West Tennessee. This state park is an archaeological park, which is home to fifteen earth mounds. These earth mounds are said to be created by the Native Americans to conduct various ceremonies. There is also a small but well stocked museum containing many Native American artifacts (shown above.) There is also a theater located within the museum as well. There are a variety of hiking trails where individuals will discover knowledge about the Native Americans who once lived there.
We will enjoy a lunch with the homeschool group and play some games. One of the park rangers will talk to the children about the pilgrims and Native Americans. A trip to one of the mounds for further discussion will also take place. We are excited to be able to participate in this trip and I am thankful that it promises to be a nice day because this entire event will be outdoors.