Activity Overview

The Puritans had a very strict and specific belief system and set of rules. Those who did not follow or openly denounced these rules were punished, forced to leave the colony, or both. In this activity, students will three of these beliefs and create a storyboard that illustrates each one. The teacher can assign certain beliefs they would like students to cover, or provide a list and allow students to choose.

Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Create a 3 cell spider map illustrating and describing Puritan beliefs.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click “Start Assignment”.
  2. Write a Puritan belief in each heading.
  3. Create an illustration that represents each heading using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  4. Write a short summary of each heading/challenge in the space below the illustration.
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Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 3-6

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/4/2] Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • [ELA-Literacy/RI/4/3] Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
  • [ELA-Literacy/RI/4/4] Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

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