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
Read about the tumultuous beginning to the United States with an informational text passage about Colonial America. As young researchers peruse an article about the arrival of the Mayflower, the settlers' relationship to the neighboring...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Peruse a comprehensive and succinct resource on the major principles of the United States Constitution, such as rule of law, due process, and limited resources. Worksheets and activities allow learners to not only examine these big...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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 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 instructional...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Meaning of America: Freedom and Religion
The United States of America was founded on firm ideals of both the pursuit of happiness and a spirit of reverence. Through a close reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The May-Pole of Merry Mount," you can examine what some consider was a...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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
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