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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
The Mayflower Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up
Pilgrims & the Wilderness Reading Warm-Up
Discussion Guide for The Mayflower and the Pilgrims' New World
Thanksgiving History Reading Warm-Up
Set Design for "Pilgrims of Plymouth"
More Pilgrim Printables

Lesson Plans

Paper Weavings
Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
Make a Dried Bouquet
Thanksgiving: Multiple Perspectives
The First Thanksgiving - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 5 of 7)
More Pilgrim Lesson Plans

References

The Mayflower Compact
Brief History of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Fact Sheet

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
Today's Pilgrim Worksheet
More Literature & Language Arts Resources

Colonial Times Resources

Paper Weavings
Pilgrim Fact Cards
Make a Dried Bouquet
Thanksgiving: Multiple Perspectives
Colonial American Gazette
Life in Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (lesson 6 of 7)
Old Sturbridge Village
More Colonial America

Music, Art, & Drama Activities

Paper Weavings
Make a Dried Bouquet
Set Design for "Pilgrims of Plymouth"

Native Americans & Pilgrims

Sarah Morton's Day, Samuel Eaton's Day, & Tapenum's Day
Thanksgiving: Multiple Perspectives
The First Winter - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 4 of 7)
A Not-So Traditional Thanksgiving
Set Design for "Pilgrims of Plymouth"
More American Indians & Native Americans - Teacher Resources

Thanksgiving Resources

Paper Weavings
Sarah Morton's Day, Samuel Eaton's Day, & Tapenum's Day
Make a Dried Bouquet
Thanksgiving: Multiple Perspectives
Colonial American Gazette
Old Sturbridge Village
Old Sturbridge Village Checklist
More Thanksgiving – Teacher Resources

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