Modern Day Pilgrims
Students examine the similarities and differences between modern day immigrants and pilgrims. They listen to stories, discuss their ancestors' origins, and create a native costume for a paper doll for where their ancestor is from.
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Differing Views of Pilgrims and Native Americans in Seventeenth Century New England
Students complete a graphic organizer comparing differing views. In this compare and contrast lesson, students work in groups and read about the differing views of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians. Students use a graphic...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
You Are the Historian: Investigating the First Thanksgiving
Students examine the facts and myths that surround the "First Thanksgiving" (the harvest celebration of 1621) at Plimoth Colony. They study the role that historians play in the collection and dissemination of history and use their...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History
Pilgrim Heritage and Ancestory
Students explore immigrants and immigration to the United States. They define and explain their definition of the term pilgrim. Students evaluate the goals of their ancestors as they arrived in America. Students research and design a...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
Exploring/Comparing Pilgrim Children: Molly's Pilgrim
The fabulous book, Molly's Pilgrim is the centerpiece of this sociology lesson plan. Third graders will explore how pilgrims from the past are alike and different from pilgrims of today. After hearing the book read to them, small groups...
3rd English Language Arts
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
The First Thanksgiving (Grades 6-8)
Take your middle schoolers back to the first Thanksgiving with an engaging cross-curricular unit that ties together topics in social studies and ELA. While learning about he settlement at Plymouth young scholars participate in a series...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed