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Activity Overview


With the rich history that goes along with the Pilgrims’ voyage to the New World, there are many important people, places, and terms for students to comprehend. In this activity, students will create a visual vocabulary board that illustrates and defines 4-6 terms related to the Pilgrims and Plymouth colony. Students may select from the list below, or use additional terms provided by the teacher.


Pilgrims/Plymouth Colony Suggested Key Terms and People

  • Mayflower
  • Pilgrim
  • Mayflower Compact
  • Squanto
  • John Carver
  • Wampanoags
  • Plymouth Colony
  • Massasoit
  • Plymouth Rock
  • First Thanksgiving

Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a 4-6 cell spider map that illustrates and describes important people, places, or things relating to the Pilgrims and Plymouth.

Student Instructions

  1. Click “Start Assignment”.
  2. Write an important term from the provided list in the heading. If you come up with another term that isn’t on the list, check with your teacher before using it.
  3. Create an illustration that represents each heading using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  4. Write a short summary of each heading/important term in the space below the illustration.
  5. Save often!

Requirements: Students must choose from the provided list unless the teacher approves a different term.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 3-6

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual

Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary Boards


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