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Mayflower on the Pilgrim Tercentary Coin

Pilgrims – Teacher Resources

Learn about the life of pilgrims with printables, lesson plans, slideshows, and more! Discover great teaching tools to help your students understand the risks that the Pilgrims took to settle in North America. Use these resources to learn more about Native Americans, the first Thanksgiving, and recent pilgrims. You'll find American history and social studies resources for kindergarten through twelfth grade on the Mayflower, settling Plymouth Colony, and much more!

Slideshows

Favorite Thanksgiving Activities Slideshow, Grades K-2
Favorite Thanksgiving Activities Slideshow, Grades 3-6

Printables

Make a Three-Cornered Hat
Set Design for "Pilgrims of Plymouth"
Create a Turkey
Squanto & the Great Debate
Thanksgiving Questions
Pilgrim Hat Math
American History Reading Warm-Up: Pilgrims & the Wilderness
More Pilgrim Printables

Lesson Plans

Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Make a Dried Bouquet
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
Paper Weavings
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Today's Pilgrim Worksheet
Aboard the Mayflower - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 2 of 7)
More Pilgrim Lesson Plans

References

Thanksgiving Fact Sheet
Brief History of Thanksgiving
The Mayflower Compact
Indian Pudding
Cranberry-Nut Bread

Quizzes

Early America Quiz
American Colonies Quiz

Food Resources

Dried-Pepper Hangings Instruction Sheet

Literature & Language Arts Resources

Sarah Morton's Day, Samuel Eaton's Day, & Tapenum's Day
Of Plymouth Plantation
Old Sturbridge Village Vocabulary
Old Sturbridge Village Worksheet
Thanksgiving History Reading Warm-Up
Discussion Guide for The Mayflower and the Pilgrims' New World
The Mayflower Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up
More Literature & Language Arts Resources

Colonial Times Resources

Pilgrim Fact Cards
Old Sturbridge Village
Old Sturbridge Village Checklist
A Not-So Traditional Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving: Multiple Perspectives
Colonial America Kaleidoscope
Colonial American Gazette
More Colonial Times Teacher Resources

Music, Art, & Drama Activities

A Thanksgiving Quilt
Walnut People
Standing Girl Pilgrim
Standing Boy Pilgrim

Native Americans & Pilgrims

The First Winter - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 4 of 7)
The First Thanksgiving - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 5 of 7)
Life in Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (lesson 6 of 7)
Thanksgiving Match-Up & Vocabulary
More American Indians & Native Americans - Teacher Resources

Thanksgiving Resources

Current Archaeology
Choosing Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 3 of 7)
Pilgrim Children - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 7 of 7)
Pilgrims Meet the New World
More Thanksgiving – Teacher Resources

Highlights

Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: Earth Day, women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, and American History. Enjoy!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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