The Mayflower and Mayflower Compact Webquest and Video Analysis with Key - this is a 10 page document that contains a webquest and a completed teacher’s key for easy marking. It contains 25 questions based on several videos and articles from the History.com website.
Students will be introduced to the Mayflower and it's Pilgrim (Separatists) passengers by first watching a short music video which will explain their journey to the New World on board the Mayflower and the Plymouth Colony that was founded following the journey. Following the video, students will read an article that will describe the journey, the history of the Pilgrims, their eventual arrival in the New World, and their creation of the Mayflower Compact. After reading the article, students will watch a second video which will describe the Mayflower itself (size, conditions during the journey, the uncomfortable and dangerous life on board) and then read a second article which will address several myths about the Mayflower, its passengers, and the tradition of Thanksgiving.
This webquest can be easily used as an introduction to the topic, a study guide, or a quick and easy sub plan.