Introduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion

Pilgrims, Native Americans and Us

 


 
Introduction

On Thanksgiving, we always seem to hear about Pilgrims and the  Native Americans.  What would it be like to be a Pilgrim? Where would you go? How would you travel? How did the Native Americans live? What did they enjoy?

How were Pilgrim and Native American children's lives like yours? How were they different? This activity will help you find out!


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Tasks

 

Task 1

Use the links to complete the Worksheet* about Pilgrims, Native Americans and Themselves.

*Print in Landscape format to fit the worksheet on one page

Task 2

Complete a Venn diagram showing how your life and the Pilgrim's life are the same or different or how your life and the Native American's life are the same or different.

Venn Diagrams

Save the Pilgrims & Me Inspiration file to your folder .  Open the file and fill in  the Venn Diagram. You may need to start Inspiration first before opening the file. 

 Make sure your name(s) is in the name box and print out when finished.

When you are finished, save and then open the Native Americans & Me file. Complete the Venn Diagram, put your name(s) in the name box and print out.

 

Task 3

 Write a letter inviting either a Pilgrim or a Native American to visit you at your house. You will need to tell them at least three of the differences between their life and yours. Be sure to include details. You should also include some interesting facts and any questions you may have for them.

 


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Process
  1. Read the Introduction.
  2. Save and open the Worksheet.
  3. Use Resources to complete the worksheet.
  4. Open the  Pilgrims and Me file.
  5. Use information from the worksheet to complete the Venn diagram.
  6. Use the Venn Diagram rubric to evaluate your Venn Diagram.
  7. Open the template Native Americans and Me.
  8. Use information from the worksheet to complete the Venn diagram.
  9. Use the Venn Diagram rubric to evaluate your Venn Diagram.
  10. Use the information from the worksheet and Venn diagram to write the rough draft of the letter from Task 3 above.
  11. Edit your letter.
  12. Type your letter using a word processor.
  13. Edit the final copy of your letter.
  14. Use the Letter Rubric to evaluate your letter.
  15. Make any additions or corrections needed.
  16. Print the final copy of your letter.
  17. Turn your worksheet, Venn diagrams and letter into your teacher.

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Resources

 



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Evaluation

 


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Conclusion

When you are finished, you will have a better understanding of Pilgrim and Native American life. You will have learned about their lives, clothes, chores, food, and adventure. We hope you appreciate how life has changed for everyone.

 

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Based on the  Pilgrims, Native Americans and Us webquest
by Diane Mentzer and Elaine Palmer

Resources Page Edited by Jane Flynn

 

 

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