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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
Thanksgiving Match-Up & Vocabulary
Squanto & the Great Debate
Thanksgiving Questions
Pilgrim Hat Math
More Pilgrim Printables

Lesson Plans

Paper Weavings
Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Make a Dried Bouquet
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
Aboard the Mayflower - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 2 of 7)
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
The First Winter - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 4 of 7)
More Pilgrim Lesson Plans

References

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

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
Today's Pilgrim Worksheet
Old Sturbridge Village Vocabulary
Old Sturbridge Village Worksheet
Pilgrims & the Wilderness Reading Warm-Up
The Mayflower Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up
More Literature & Language Arts Resources

Colonial Times Resources

Pilgrim Fact Cards
Life in Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (lesson 6 of 7)
The First Thanksgiving - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 5 of 7)
Pilgrim Children - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 7 of 7)
Choosing Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 3 of 7)
A Not-So Traditional Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving: Multiple Perspectives
More Colonial America

Music, Art, & Drama Activities

Walnut People
Standing Girl Pilgrim
Standing Boy Pilgrim
A Thanksgiving Quilt

Native Americans & Pilgrims

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More American Indians & Native Americans - Teacher Resources

Thanksgiving Resources

Current Archaeology
Colonial America Kaleidoscope
Colonial American Gazette
Old Sturbridge Village
Old Sturbridge Village Checklist
Thanksgiving History Reading Warm-Up
Discussion Guide for The Mayflower and the Pilgrims' New World
More Thanksgiving – Teacher Resources

Highlights

Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

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.

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 (and now in print!), 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.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

Videos
Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!

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