This assignment includes a variety of activities that cover who the Pilgrims were, why they wanted to leave England, their struggles in Holland, their decision to go to the New World, writing the Mayflower Compact, the interesting and humorous story of "Plymouth Rock", and their early decisions and struggles in the New World. Students take notes full of interesting details about the Pilgrims leaving England (student organizer and teacher notes included), analyze the primary source text of the Mayflower Compact, read about Plymouth Rock, then mark text analyzing the Pilgrims first decisions, which makes for good discussion. The assignment leaves off at the famous moment that a Native American walked into the village after their horrible first year.
I have an assignment that picks up at this moment, titled "Pilgrims: The True Story of Squanto and the First Thanksgiving".
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