Grades K-5 Activity
Plymouth Colony Close Reading
2018 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework 3.T4.1
Students will use close reading strategies in collaboration with LaunchPacks Social Studies’ annotation tools to analyze texts about the Plymouth Colony.
Activity: Students will use the annotation tools in LaunchPack Social Studies to closeread a text within the Plymouth Colony pack. Encourage students to use the text to explain who the Pilgrim men and women were and why they left Europe and to describe their journey, the government of their early years in the Plymouth Colony, and their relationship with the Native Americans.
Encourage students to write a diary from the perspective of either a Pilgrim or a Native American during this time. Encourage students to consider the perspective of the person based on their travels, interactions, and time period.
Discuss social awareness (freedom of religion, civil rights)
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