Life in Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (lesson 6 of 7)

After the challenging first winter of 1620, the Pilgrims made great progress in settling Plymouth. This lesson will take students from 1622 - 1628.
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Please Note: this material was created for use in a classroom, but can be easily modified for homeschooling use.

Objectives

  • Students will be able to write a timeline showing significant events in the Plymouth Colony that occurred between 1621 and 1628.
  • Students will be able to define and illustrate key vocabulary words (optional).

Materials

  • Three Young Pilgrims by Cheryl Harness (pp. 24-26).
  • Timeline Sheet (see below)
  • Pilgrim Fact Card 9

Vocabulary

  • Ration
  • Drought
  • Fasting
  • Livestock
  • Debt

Procedure

  1. Explain to students that the Pilgrims had many hard-won accomplishments during the first few years of the settlement. The colony became a successful, permanent town due to these gains.

  2. Pass out the timeline sheets (below) and tell them to put as many important facts as they can, on it from their reading in Three Young Pilgrims and Pilgrim Fact Card 9.

  3. Students will define and illustrate the vocabulary from the lesson (optional).

  4. Upon completion of the assignment update the Class Chart (begun in Lesson 1).

Extension/Extra Credit Projects

  • Make a timeline for world events of the same period (see p. 26 of Three Young Pilgrims).
  • Have the students make a timeline of their own histories.
© Plymouth Public Schools, Plymouth, MA 02360

NAME ________________________________________

ON THIS TIMELINE FILL IN EVENTS THAT OCCURRED BETWEEN 1621 AND 1628 IN PLYMOUTH COLONY.

1622 _________________________________________

1623 _________________________________________

1624_________________________________________

1625_________________________________________

1626 _________________________________________

1627_________________________________________

1628 _________________________________________

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