This product contains everything you need for your unit on the Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving. Your students will be fountains of knowledge once they complete the activities! It is perfect for Substitute Teachers.
The file includes:
Four close reading informational passages, each with a set of comprehension questions. (11 pages of text and 50 comprehension questions in total)
Compare and Contrast Writing Piece using a Venn Diagram.
Create an Acrostic Poem using information from the text.
Full set of answer keys.
The informational passages cover the following topics:
Who Were the Pilgrims?
Why the Separatists left Holland.
The Laymen (Strangers) and why they joined the Separatists.
The contract with the Investors.
The Mayflower and Speedwell.
The three attempts to set sail.
The Journey to the New World
Information about the Mayflower; various areas and what they were used for.
Living conditions on the Mayflower.
What the Pilgrims ate.
Wrong destination, and how the Pilgrims responded.
Why they needed the Mayflower Compact.
William Bradford’s version of the Mayflower Compact and a modern translation.
Who signed the Mayflower Compact.
The First Year in the New World
The first winter in Plymouth.
The peace treaty with the Wampanoags.
How Squanto and Hobbamock helped the colonists.
The First Thanksgiving
How Thanksgiving came to be.
What the revelers ate and how it differed from today’s traditional fare.
What they did when they weren’t eating.
This product is perfect for enrichment learning, homeschool or co-ops! The reading passages are great for CLOSE READING.
Grades 5-7 and Homeschool