A creative way to evaluate students' understanding of
Bradford's of Plymouth Plantation.
This activity provides students with an excerpt about Plymouth Colony and the first Thanksgiving taken from history.com.
Students are required to compose a personal narrative about one of the following topics:
--the arrival in Massachusetts ,
--the period of famine and disease, or a
--meeting with the Indians.
Included in their composition must be the elements of a personal narrative that we noted during discussion of William Bradford's work.
Students must include
--observations about emotions,
--evidence of the belief in God's providence, and
--evidence of the pilgrims' belief in hard work.
I use this activity after studying of Plymouth Plantation; however, it would be an effective evaluation in a history class.
I have included a checklist/rubric.
Thank you for your consideration.