Students explore the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact. They practice these concepts by examining the school rules.
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The journey aboard the Mayflower in 1620 was long and arduous for the Pilgrims set for the New World. Learn about the difficulties of the expedition, including the extended timeframe and cramped quarters, with an informative reading...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Document Analysis: The Mayflower Compact
Here's a great comprehension learning exercise that models for young readers how to focus on short sections of a complicated text and then to create a summary of the entire document based on their understanding of the sections.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
The American Revolution Introduction
Young historians create a replica of Jamestown Virginia, analyze the Mayflower Compact, practice penmanship by copying a famous quote by William Bradford, and read a great informational text on the beginnings of colonial America with a...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Mayflower Compact: Freedom Contract
Students read historical documents. In this freedom lesson, students discuss the freedoms they have, such as whom to play with at recess, and how the pilgrims must have felt when they landed in America. Students read The Mayflower...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
First Thanksgiving Teacher's Guide
Learners research information about the Mayflower, Pilgrims, the Plymouth Colony, the Wampanoags, and the first Thanksgiving. They take an online tour of the Mayflower, interpret timelines, create a postcard, and compare and contrast the...
K - 8th Social Studies & History