The Task

Your task is to take on the role of either a member of the Wampanoag tribe or an English colonist. What would your main concerns have been? What would your life have been like? What were your dreams for the future? When you looked at members of the other group, what did you see?

You will research your role, compare and contrast different sources, and think about why history is told in more than one way. You will keep a journal of your research and your personal reactions.

Enquiring minds want to know, so as a grand finale, you'll serve as part of the discussion panel for the taping of a new television talk show called "Two Sides to Every Story." Acting out your role, you will present your point of view on colonization and share what your life was like on the Massachusetts coast in the 1600s.

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