This product uses videos, drama, and writing to help students better understand the Pilgrim's journey to America on the Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving. Students are given a role to play from an actual Mayflower voyager. Each day through videos, drama, and diary entries students will experience preparing to leave, traveling on the Mayflower, exploring the New World, the first harsh winter, and the relationship to the Wampanoag people.
This experience can be molded to fit many different grade levels and time lines. It can be used in your own classroom for one day, or collaboratively for five days. It is very flexible!
Family roles and name tags
Exploration Script in the "Choose Your Own Adventure" style
Diaries for both primary and intermediate grades
Links to videos planned for each day's interaction