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Students use distance measuring tools to follow directions and chart the path the pilgrims made from Plymouth, England to Boston, Massachusetts. In this Pilgrim voyage lesson plan, students use a map to chart the distance traveled by the Pilgrims in 1621. Students write their answers to the three questions and discuss pilgrim journeys for their ancestors.
Students explore the first Thanksgiving. In this holiday lesson plan, students create a KWL chart on what they know about the first Thanksgiving and conduct Internet research on this topic. Students use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the lifestyles of the Pilgrims to the Wampanoags.
A few vital statistics about the Mayflower, and a note here and there regarding Plymouth and the Massachusetts Bay Colony make this a good review tool. Leaners are given basic facts about Puritanism, Puritan theology, and the effects of the belief system as they venture into a new land.
A fabulous collection of seven lessons on the New England Colonies is here for you. In these lessons, pupils participate in a variety of activities which will broaden their knowledge of the colonies. They study the geography, culture, and the religious beliefs of the Puritans and Pilgrims. Learners work in collaborative groups and create a timeline of important events during this important period in early American history.
Young historians develop an understanding of historical events from different perspectives while practicing reading comprehension and creative writing. They access the Internet to explore information on the Mayflower, Pilgrims, and the first Thanksgiving. How does the event's description change depending on whose perspective it comes from?