Three Young Pilgrims Plot Summary

Three Young Pilgrims Plot Summary
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Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony

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In 1620, the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock and settled on land that was occupied by the Wampanoag people. Their journey was long, and adapting to the new land was extremely difficult, especially during the brutal winter. With the help of Squanto, an English speaking Wampanoag, the Pilgrims learned how to plant corn, hunt, and fish. In November of 1621, the Pilgrims invited some of the Wampanoag to share a feast, which would later become known as The First Thanksgiving.

Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony

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Create a plot summary for a story relating to the Pilgrims, the Mayflower, and Plymouth. This is Three Young Pilgrims by Cheryl Harness.

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  • Three Young Pilgrims by Cheryl Harness
  • Cape Cod
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Plymouth, England
  • A Harsh Winter
  • The Arrival of Spring
  • Thank you so much!
  • We are here to help you.
  • Three young children named Mary, Remember, and Bartholomew embark on a journey to the New World with their family. Crammed on the fish smelling ship, they watched for land and awaited the day they'd row ashore.
  • A Reason to Celebrate
  • As winter arrives, the young pilgrims watch and listen as the grown-ups build shelter. The families slowly move into a common house or their own half-built homes. Many Pilgrims die, including Mama and the young pilgrims' baby sibling.
  • New Beginnings
  • Spring finally arrives, along with a new hope. The Pilgrims meet Samoset and Squanto, two Native American men who help them plant corn. Many Pilgrims journey back to the Old World, leaving the rest to continue building the colony.
  • A Good Life
  • After a rich harvest, the Pilgrims and the Native Americans feasted and celebrated for three days together. They ate deer, fruit, and squash, and the men had races to see who could run the fastest. It was a joyous time. The three young pilgrims enjoyed the time around the fire with Papa and the others.
  • After the feasting ended, more settlers arrived and there wasn't enough food. Squanto died in September of 1622. After a summer of incredible rain in 1623, the harvests flourished once again and the Pilgrims began expanding to new townships.
  • Over time, Mary, Remember, Bartholomew, and Papa built new and happy lives. Papa got married again, Bartholomew moved back to England, Mary married and had 8 children, and Remember married and moved to Salem.
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