About the Pilgrims Lesson
To introduce students to the Pilgrims using a short reading passage and corresponding comprehension questions.
• Students will learn the reason why the Pilgrims left their homeland in England, fled to Holland, and then came to America.
• Students will learn how the Pilgrims survived.
• Students will learn about two Indians who played a pivotal role in America?s history.
• Students will learn about the first Thanksgiving.
After enduring several storms at sea, the Pilgrims arrived two months later in the New World and settled the Plymouth Colony in 1620. But before they got off the ship, the Pilgrims wrote the Mayflower Compact which became the constitution of Plymouth Colony. After anchoring in a safe harbor, they sent out a group of men to explore the land.
By the grace of God, during their expedition they came upon a deserted area in which they found two baskets of corn. After surveying the land, the Pilgrims finally decided on an area to settle which by now was late December.