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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!


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The Mayflower Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up
Make a Three-Cornered Hat
Thanksgiving Match-Up & Vocabulary
Squanto & the Great Debate
Thanksgiving Questions
Pilgrim Hat Math
Create a Turkey
More Pilgrim Printables

Lesson Plans

Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Paper Weavings
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
Life in Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (lesson 6 of 7)
Make a Dried Bouquet
Aboard the Mayflower - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 2 of 7)
The First Thanksgiving - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 5 of 7)
More Pilgrim Lesson Plans


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


Early America Quiz
American Colonies Quiz

Food Resources

Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Dried-Pepper Hangings Instruction Sheet

Literature & Language Arts Resources

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

Colonial Times Resources

Pilgrim Fact Cards
Choosing Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 3 of 7)
The First Winter - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 4 of 7)
Pilgrim Children - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 7 of 7)
Thanksgiving: Multiple Perspectives
Old Sturbridge Village Checklist
A Not-So Traditional Thanksgiving
More Colonial America

Music, Art, & Drama Activities

Walnut People
Standing Boy Pilgrim
Standing Girl Pilgrim
Set Design for "Pilgrims of Plymouth"
A Thanksgiving Quilt

Native Americans & Pilgrims

More American Indians & Native Americans - Teacher Resources

Thanksgiving Resources

Old Sturbridge Village
Colonial America Kaleidoscope
Colonial American Gazette
Current Archaeology
Discussion Guide for The Mayflower and the Pilgrims' New World
Pilgrims Meet the New World
More Thanksgiving – Teacher Resources

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