The Mayflower at Cape Cod

Stories, activities, and research that connect 1620 with life today

7-Lesson Unit Grades 6-12

What happened when the Mayflower anchored off Cape Cod for five weeks in 1620?

In what ways can Pilgrim and Native experiences relate to issues today?

  • Enjoy fascinating stories.
  • Participate in activities: art, drama, cooking, discussions, games.
  • Examine areas such as cross-cultural communication, materialism, migration, self-sufficiency, tribal issues, and wilderness survival.
  • Explore controversial questions: Should Pilgrims be held responsible for the eventual decimation of Native people?

This resource is packed with ideas. Teachers can easily take out activities or research areas to meet specific needs. Enjoy the search for answers and become immersed in The Mayflower at Cape Cod!   71 pages 

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Highlights & Features

  • 7-lesson unit
  • 70 activities
  • 80 research areas
  • For grades 6 – 12 but also used with upper elementary
  • Balance of Pilgrim and Native information
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There's a balance of Pilgrim and Native information and a variety of topics that get students thinking. Detailed. Comprehensive. Fun!

Cindy CarltonCurriculum Writer