Thursday, November 05, 2009

Colonial New England

As if I didn't need another reason to miss my native New England this time of year, we've just completed a unit on the novel The Witch of Blackbird Pond in conjunction with our history studies of Colonial America.

Fortunately, I get my monthly Yankee (no, not these guys!) fix from the magazine of the same name, which I just discovered has a wonderful website full of recipes, stories and photographs capturing the heart and soul of my beloved birthplace.

Serendipitously, we were wrapping up our unit with a discussion on the Salem Witchcraft Trials and the various theories behind the hysteria, when this month's copy arrived in my mailbox. Wouldn't you know that there was a cover story on the "Colonial Meetinghouses of New England"--exactly like the one in TWOBP and the site for the infamous trials. If you share my interest in colonial New England--or are studying this time period for school--be sure to check out the story here.


darci said...

you have so much great info! thanks for sharing it. i remember reading the witch of blackbird pond in elementary school. i will have to go hunting for a copy. :) have a great day. darc

Gardenia said...

I love New England. both my paretns grew up there, and they'd pile all us kids in the station wagon each summer and head back there to see cousins and Hapton/Salisbury beach. what great memories. i was there last week for a family funeral -- just as beautiful as ever.