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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
Pilgrims Meet the New World
Thanksgiving Questions
A Thanksgiving Quilt
Set Design for "Pilgrims of Plymouth"
Create a Turkey
Thanksgiving Match-Up & Vocabulary
More Pilgrim Printables

Lesson Plans

Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Paper Weavings
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Aboard the Mayflower - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 2 of 7)
Life in Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (lesson 6 of 7)
Thanksgiving: Multiple Perspectives
More Pilgrim Lesson Plans

References

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

Quizzes

Early America Quiz
American Colonies Quiz

Food Resources

Dried-Pepper Hangings Instruction Sheet

Literature & Language Arts Resources

Of Plymouth Plantation
Sarah Morton's Day, Samuel Eaton's Day, & Tapenum's Day
Today's Pilgrim Worksheet
Old Sturbridge Village Vocabulary
Old Sturbridge Village Worksheet
The Mayflower Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up
Thanksgiving History Reading Warm-Up
More Literature & Language Arts Resources

Colonial Times Resources

Pilgrim Fact Cards
Colonial American Gazette
Choosing Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 3 of 7)
Make a Dried Bouquet
Old Sturbridge Village
Old Sturbridge Village Checklist
Colonial America Kaleidoscope
More Colonial Times Teacher Resources

Music, Art, & Drama Activities

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)
A Not-So Traditional Thanksgiving
More American Indians & Native Americans - Teacher Resources

Thanksgiving Resources

Current Archaeology
Squanto & the Great Debate
Pilgrim Hat Math
Pilgrim Children - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 7 of 7)
American History Reading Warm-Up: Pilgrims & the Wilderness
Discussion Guide for The Mayflower and the Pilgrims' New World
More Thanksgiving – Teacher Resources
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Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

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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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.