Pilgrim Journal Writing Activity

Pilgrim Journal Writing Activity
Pilgrim Journal Writing Activity
Pilgrim Journal Writing Activity
Pilgrim Journal Writing Activity
Pilgrim Journal Writing Activity
Pilgrim Journal Writing Activity
Pilgrim Journal Writing Activity
Pilgrim Journal Writing Activity
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This activity is designed to allow students to write a five paragraph essay about the Pilgrims in a fun and creative way. Students will use the following websites to gather information about the Pilgrims:


Each website is very student friendly. The student handout will guide students through the five paragraph essay format.

Each paragraph will focus on a different topic such as:

Mayflower and the journey to America
Daily Life of the Pilgrims at Plimoth
Daily life of the Wampanoag
Possible success or failure of the Pilgrims

The assignment uses creative writing by allowing the students to take the role of a spy writing a report/journal for King James I. A grading rubric is included for the teacher.

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