A Geographical Tour of Literary America

The Grand Tour of Literary Landmarks resulted from my students' success with another project that we called "Poetic License with THE AMAZING RACE." This new journey also begins and ends in my students' hometown. Chosen writers are specific to our curriculum and texts; however, teachers can adapt new selections to their students' needs. Side images are their original work. Photo images at each destination go directly to official sites or to the slideshows of my own travel photos. The main sources of written material here are www.Poets.org and Adventures in American Literature, Heritage Edition and Pegasus Edition.

Plimouth Plantation

On the literary map, travel from from Ipswich to Plimouth Plantation, Massachusetts.


# _____________ Miles to Plimouth Plantation, Massachusetts

$ _____________ Cost for Gasoline to Plimouth Plantation,

Visit Mrs. Steller's Plimouth Plantation Gallery A, and B and C.

Visit Pilgrim Hall and answer these questions in your own words.

Who were the Pilgrims?

In your own summary, tell about the Voyage of the Speedwell and the Mayflower.

What was the Mayflower Compact?

Write what you discover about the Native People.

Summarize the existing information about the Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving.