This lesson is an introduction to a unit on the New England colonies. Using a secondary source students will pick out vocabulary they do not know and learn how to use context to identify the possible meanings of a word. Students will also learn important content knowledge, who were the separatists, pilgrims, puritans, and so forth. Why did they leave England and Holland? How did they do during their first winter, what was their relationship with the Native Americans and the first Thanksgiving.