Students learn the origin of Thanksgiving and what the early days of the Pilgrims were like by using a participatory activity, a group discussion, and a written activity about their reasons and the Pilgrims' reasons for giving thanks.
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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
The Pilgrims: Mayflower Compact
What was the Mayflower Compact? Watch a video that explains the purpose of coming to New England on the Mayflower and the social compact that bound the Pilgrims to the government and laws that would be created in the new land.
4 mins 5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Constitution of Madinah and the Mayflower Compact
What parallels exist between the Constitution of Madinah (622 CE) and the Mayflower Compact (1620 CE)? Give your young scholars a new perspective on both the history of Islam and the foundation of America with this lesson, which includes...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Pilgrims: The First Winter
After over 66 days of sailing across the Atlantic on the Mayflower, the Pilgrims met their worst enemy: winter. Watch a video that discusses the difficulties and deaths the passengers faced once they arrived to Plymouth during the winter...
2 mins 4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring/Comparing Pilgrim Children: On the Mayflower
It all begins with the book On the Mayflower, by Kate Walsh. Third graders will review vocabulary from the book then get into groups to participate in four different learning centers focused on the idea that things, people, and ideas...
3rd Social Studies & History