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Journey to a New World: Sail on the Mayflower Game

Storms, leaks, torn sails, no fresh food. Class members encounter some of the challenges the Pilgrims faced on the Mayflower by playing a game called Journey to a New World.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the game to launch group research into the challenges faced by the Pilgrims on their long sea voyage
  • Enlarge the templates
Classroom Considerations

  • Kids may not have the prior knowledge needed to understand the challenges suggested in the game

  • The game raises awareness of the challenges of a long voyage at sea
  • Templates for the game board, spinner, and game pieces are included

  • Without additional scaffolding, some kids may not make the connection between the game and the challenges the seafarers faced
Included Materials

  • Teacher Reference