Pilgrims Teacher Resources
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When is Thanksgiving? Colonizing America
Discover the first attempts made to colonize and establish the first permanent English colonies in the North American region, from Sir Walter Raleigh's colony at Roanoke and settlement at Jamestown, Virginia to colonies in Maryland and...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit
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...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History
Comparison between Wampanoag and Pilgrims
Second graders compare and contrast the lives of Pilgrims and Wampanoag. Students conduct research using an interactive website and collect information about each group. Students then decide which they would rather be, a Pilgrim or a...
2nd Social Studies & History
English Settlements: Religious Diversity
There is so much to know about early British colonists in the Americas. This resource describes the religious diversity and acts found among the first colonies in New England. Starting with an in-depth discussion on the Mayflower...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving
Students explore holidays by participating in class singing activities. In this Thanksgiving history lesson, students discuss the importance of Thanksgiving Day and read several poems which discuss the history of Thanksgiving. Students...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
The Pilgrims Settlement of English Colonies
Fifth graders explore the problems encountered by the Pilgrims during their journey and their first year in Plymouth Colony. They compare and contrast the culture of the Native Americans and the Pilgrims. Students describe how the Native...
5th Social Studies & History
The Trip of the Speedwell and the Mayflower
Fourth graders investigate the hardships Pilgrims faced on the Mayflower and Speedwell. In this Pilgrim lesson plan, 4th graders listen to an account of the Pilgrim's voyage from Plymouth, England to present day Massachusetts. Students...
4th Social Studies & History
Thanksgiving - A Focus on Clothing
Students focus on the types of clothing that the Pilgrims and the Wampanoags wore for the First Thanksgiving. They study how the clothing was made before making samples to wear at a classroom Thanksgiving feast. They study the natural...
1st - 3rd Social Studies & History