These reading passages are a great way to add social studies into your language arts block and vice versa. Students will love reading about different games that pilgrim children played. I spend a lot of time researching to make sure I had the most interesting facts possible!
Use them as simple language arts and social studies assignments, or you can use them as a springboard for a research assignment. Use the optional research template provided, and have students choose a game that they learned about in the reading. Have them learn the rules of the game and even teach it to the class.
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Games Pilgrims Play Bundle
-list of games
-list of reference and resource books
-list of web resources
-fun matching activity (use this as an anticipation guide to preview knowledge, and then have students correct their answers as you read the passages.)
-three high interest reading passages
-Pilgrim Toys and Games
-Strategy and Board Games
-Outdoor Games and Sports
-6 multiple choice question for each passage
-one QAR-style graphic organizer with 4 questions for each passage
-optional research organizer
-rubric for optional research project
-Spend a class period actually playing pilgrim games.
-At your school, host a “Pilgrim Olympics” or a Pilgrim-themed field day. Have each class, or parent volunteers, set up a station with a different pilgrim game.
***Note!!! Do not do a google search for “Knicker Box!” There is an underwear delivery service by that name J
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