The Mayflower Compact: Primary Source Activity

The Mayflower Compact: Primary Source Activity
The Mayflower Compact: Primary Source Activity
The Mayflower Compact: Primary Source Activity
The Mayflower Compact: Primary Source Activity
The Mayflower Compact: Primary Source Activity
The Mayflower Compact: Primary Source Activity
The Mayflower Compact: Primary Source Activity
The Mayflower Compact: Primary Source Activity
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This resource will allow your students to have an in-depth understanding of the Mayflower Compact. Prior to reading the Mayflower Compact, students will assume the role of a Pilgrim and write their own version of the Mayflower Compact. Then they'll read the actual document in its entirety while then focusing on answering questions of several excerpts.

The Resource Includes:

✓Pre-reading activity directions and brainstorm questions

✓The Mayflower Compact primary source

✓Four excerpts of the document and corresponding comprehension questions

✓Answer key

✓Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the actual compact to the students' version

Related Resources:

The Mayflower Compact & Plymouth Colony: Create a Newspaper

Jamestown Colony: Create a Biography Book Cover for a Leader

Create a Real Estate Ad or Commercial for a Colony

Create Currency to Represent Daily Life in the Colonies

British Colonies Bundle: Activities & Projects

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6 pages
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3 days
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