This program begins with the introduction of Mary Allerton, a pilgrim from the Mayflower. Students will participate in discussion and answer questions as part of an interactive “trip” from England to the New World. Students will also complete a craft activity during the session to help students remember the voyage and life in the New World. We hope they are able to retell the story using their craft.
demonstrate an understanding of why the pilgrims left England to come to America.
explain the hardships pilgrims faced in the New World.
explain the relationships between the pilgrims and the Native Americans
demonstrate an understanding of the history of the Thanksgiving holiday.
**National standards listed below are derived from the New York State Common Core Social Studies Framework, March 2014.**
1.2a The study of historical events, historical figures, and folklore enables Americans with diverse cultural backgrounds to feel connected to a common national heritage.
1.6a People and communities depend on the physical environment for natural resources.
Kindergarten - Human Systems
7. Humans depend on and impact the physical environment in order to supply food, clothing and shelter.
First Grade - Human Systems
7. Diverse cultural practices address basic human needs in various ways and may change over time.
Second Grade - Human Systems
9. Interactions among cultures lead to sharing ways of life.