Come explore the Pilgrims, the Mayflower, and the Plymouth colony with us!
- p. 11-12 about Puritans and the Plymouth Colony in The Thirteen Colonies
- p.8-9 about Puritans and the Mayflower in The New Americans
- p.22-24 about Plymouth in Colonial Living
- p.8-47 in …If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 (will focus on interactions with Native Americans on another day)
- p.322 of Usborne World History
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Inside the Mayflower craft:
Thirteen Colonies Geography & Memorization:
Color in and label the colony of Massachusetts on a blank map of the Thirteen Colonies. Review location and name of Virginia which you have already colored in a previous lesson.
For young readers or as read alouds –
N.C. Wyeth’s Pilgrims by Robert D. San Souci
The Voyage of the Mayflower by Allison Lassieur
Off to Plymouth Rock by Dandi Daley Mackall
Three Young Pilgrims by Cheryl Harness
Mayflower 1620 by Plimoth Plantation
Sarah Morton’s Day by Kate Waters
Who’s that Stepping on Plymouth Rock? by Jean Fritz
For older readers to explore –
The Journal of Jasper Jonathan Pierce by Ann Rinaldi
A Journey to the New World by Kathryn Lasky
The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower by P.J. Lynch
Let’s Go to Plymouth with the Pilgrims by Mary Jo Borreson
You could find lots of activities and readings for this topic, but I had to limit ours to what we could cover in a day or two. A great collection of resources is available on Meet Penny‘s Mayflower unit study blog post.
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Come and learn with us! I am sharing my resources and lessons for our 2nd grade study of World History beginning with the Middle Ages and ending at the American Revolution. You’ll have access to our daily activities as we explore this time period.
Here's a bit of info to get you started with us in this study.
We will focus on the colonization of the New World