Are you looking for an active and engaging Plimoth Plantation unit? Do you want to provide exciting new ways to learn about Plimoth? This is the perfect resource for you! I created this unit for my students a few years ago. They enjoy the activities and by the time we are finished with this unit, they have all of the information they need about Plimoth to be successful on our state standardized test!
Contents of this unit:
Pages 3-5: Who are the Wampanoag Indians?: Reading passage, graphic organizer, and Make a Wampum Belt activity
Pages 6-7: Why did the Pilgrims come to the New World?: Reading passage and flap questions
Pages 8-9: What was it like to sail on the Mayflower?: Reading passage and ship questions
Pages 10-11: All about the Mayflower Compact…: Reading passage and Mix ‘n Match activity
Pages 12-14: What was it like to live at Plimoth Plantation?: Reading passage and Make a scene from a child’s day using facts about Plimoth Plantation
Pages 15-16: What happened at the first Thanksgiving?: Reading passage and frame questions
* The following biographies contain little book activities. I assign partners to read and discuss all 3 biographies and then create a little book for one of the important people. Next, I ask students to share their little books with other groups.
Pages 17-20: Who was William Bradford?: Reading passage and Little book activity
Pages 21-24: Who was Squanto?: Reading passage and Little book activity
Pages 25-28: Who was Chief Massasoit?: Reading passage and Little book activity
Pages 29-34: Plimoth Plantation Primary Sources Group Activity: This activity will allow students to work cooperatively to read, discuss, and analyze the meanings of primary source quotes from colonists at Plimoth Plantation.
Pages 35-38: Plimoth Plantation Review Bingo Game
Pages 39-46: Plimoth Plantation Review Scoot Game: This game is perfect for the review of information learned in the Plimoth Plantation unit. Students will be up and moving during this game. It’s definitely a student favorite!
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