The Rock Talks and Sings

Teachers, students, parents, and Early American history enthusiasts, welcome to PlymouthRock.org! Our website was created as a fun, interactive way for students ages 9-12 to learn about the Pilgrims and Plymouth Rock! This elementary play is an adaptation of a story written by Diane Finn, a Plymouth elementary school teacher who taught in Plymouth, MA for over 30 years. The name of her book is "The Secrets of Plymouth Rock" and it's for sale at the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) and Plimoth Patuxet, both located in Plymouth but if you'd like a signed copy of the book, follow this link to Diane's website, thesecretsofplymouthrock.com.

It has become increasingly important that the screen time children are consuming is healthy, educational, and impacting a child's development in a positive way.  PlymouthRock.org's goal is to be the better, healthier solution that delivers the story of the pilgrims and Plymouth rock, early American history education with a fun, unique twist for kids. 

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THE PLOT
A Plymouth teacher and her students go on a fieldtrip
to see Plymouth Rock and the rock comes to life.
It tells them about the Pilgrims from its point of view!
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Another unique and exciting twist in this play is the music. The original songs by Candido Bretto, are sung by 4th and 5th graders who actually live in America's Hometown, Plymouth, MA who go to Cold Spring, Federal Furnace, Hedge, West, Nathaniel Morton, and South elementary schools!
  
28 - students, accompanied by their parents on two Saturdays in May 2019, (before the pandemic) gave up their personal time to record at a local Plymouth recording studio. They put on headphones and sang their hearts out under the direction of 6 music teachers from 6 Plymouth elementary schools who also donated their time! 

You can show your support for this activity created
especially for Plymouth's children by purchasing the CD.

Before we begin, we’d like to thank the teachers.
Alphabetically by school they are:

Cold Spring Elementary - Katherine Krampf
Federal Furnace Elementary - Taylor Nardone (lead)
Hedge Elementary - Alexandra Macisso
Nathaniel Morton - Kristin Fonseca
South Elementary - Karen DeVoe
West Elementary - Christina Friedmann

This is an International production of sorts because the album features the talents of 3 musicians from South Korea and 3 musicians from Japan, all seniors from the Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA.

Orchestrators

Haegal Hwang - South Korea
JongHa (Jacob) Kang - South Korea
Sowon Lim - South Korea

Musicians

Yuki Kodama - Bass - Japan
Yuki Monolog Kanesaka - Drums - Japan
Yohei Kambe - Drums - Japan

Special guest:
Ricky Howard - Electric Guitar

So without further delay, simply click the CONTINUE button
to learn about the Pilgrims and Plymouth Rock from the rock itself! Enjoy!
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