All Aboard the Mayflower

This TopicQuest was designed for Mrs. Penar's Kindergarten Class at Hahira Elementary School
Designed By Patricia Ewing, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher.

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First Thanksgiving


It took 66 days for the first settlers to arrive at Plymouth Harbor from England. How do you think they traveled here? Do you know the name of the ship that brought them here? Let's tour the ship and see what it was like.

Daily Life

What was daily life like for the Pilgrims? Go on a tour of Plimoth Plantation to see.

Boy and Girl

Do you think Pilgrims dressed like we do today? Would you like to wear long skirts and large white collars? Did they have washing machines to clean their clothes? Take a look at Pilgrim clothing.
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The Wampanoag  helped the Pilgrims make it through their first cold winter. They showed them how to build stronger homes, how to work the rocky soil for planting, and provided them with extra food. Would you like Wampanoag stew on a cold snowy night?
Thanksgiving Feast

The Pilgrims were thankful for the Wampanoag and all the help they provided. What are you thankful for today? Look at  traditional Thanksgiving celebrations. Are they similar to how you celebrate or are they different? How are they similar and different?

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Mission Activity


     Today you are going to put on your imagination hat and pretend you are a passenger on the Mayflower. You and your family have set sail to the New World and have many adventures ahead of you. You brought along a new journal so you can write about everything you see and do on the journey. You plan to draw a picture of the ship with her large white sails, label the path she took from England to Plymouth, and list or draw the necessary items the passengers, crew, or captain brought aboard.
     The TopicQuest page has links to explore about the Mayflower, the Pilgrims new life, the clothing they wore, the Wampanoag, and the first Thanksgiving they celebrated together.
     Have an exciting Mayflower Voyage!
Mission Activity Steps

      1. Explore with your teacher Voyage of the Mayflower for information to write in
         your journal and images of pictures you will draw.
     2. Draw a picture of the Mayflower on the map provided by your teacher.
     3. Write or draw pictures of items, on the ships sails, that the passengers, crew, or
          captain brought on the trip.

     4. Draw a line tracing the path that the Mayflower took on this historical voyage.

     5. Give your journal to your teacher to scan and publish on the Internet.

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Just for fun!

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