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Students discuss how the Pilgrims brought seeds, from England, into the new settlements and explore the history of seed nurseries. After observing packets of seeds and their contents, students list information found on the packets and discuss why this would be helpful to a farmer. They experiment with seeds, compare results and choose the best seed. Additional cross curriculum activities in social studies, art, and math are also included.
Students research the culture and geography of India and England while reading "The Secret Garden". Using this information, they write at least three predictions about what they believe might happen in the story. Using the Internet, they determine the effect of climate on the citizens of these two countries as well.
Within this unit, students evaluate the prosperity of a New England town during the Federal Period. Throughout the unit, students are looking for evidence of prosperity by examining artifacts such as inventories, tax lists, and photos to compare the sophistication of homes in the region.
Fifth graders examine a time line of early American explorers from England, Spain, and France. They trace exploration routes on maps and write reports about early explorers. Students view a laser disc presentation, Land of Opportunity and discuss why there was so much competition to claim parts of the New World.
Learners create a timeline of historical weather events in Bedfordshire, England. In this local weather lesson, students interview elders, research the Internet and newspapers to gather information about weather events of the past. the class comes together and add their events to a class timeline.
Students locate Plymouth, MA, Hudson River, Cape Cod, Holland and England on a map. They identify the reasons the Pilgrims came to the New World and explain how the investors and the colonists would each benefit from a new colony. After everyone has filled in their Study Guide Sheet and maps, students add facts to the Class Chart on Pilgrims.