In this project-based learning (PBL) unit, students find out about Plimoth Plantation* in Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts. They examine the area and identify reasons why the Pilgrims settled there. Students then create a brochure, advertising homes in the Plantation.
Through this project, students become more familiar with the trials and tribulations of the Pilgrims, as well as the Wampanoag Native Americans that had settled there first.
Included in this project are web links, interactive questions, prompts and organizers, a critical thinking Rank & Reason exercise, a rubric and a lesson reflection.
This project is designed to have a structure compatible with implementing PBL in the classroom. NextLesson projects include certain key components that facilitate an authentic PBL experience.
*Note that "Plimoth" has multiple spellings due to the English using multiple spellings in the early 17th century. The museum uses "Plimoth" to differentiate itself from the modern town of Plymouth.