Monday, August 15, 2011

The Mayflower for Kids

This week's topic is fairly easy to flesh out--the net is full of related topics. Here are a few links to get you started!

Here's a video from the History Channel with illustrations and music; if you let it continue to play, there are ten other related videos. There's another on the History Channel's site with lies debunked about the Mayflower that includes some ship footage. I have not previewed all of these. had a long list of lesson plans and activity ideas; also had some neat resources, including printables, as well as these for teachers. These links from the University of Missouri also included a number of interesting links, including a copy of the Mayflower Compact, a list of the passengers, an activity to show how crowded it was, mazes, crafts, etc. This site has an account by William Bradford about the voyage.Your kids may also enjoy looking around on This interview with children's author Kate Waters had some interesting facts to help kids picture life on the Mayflower, and helps your kids decide whether they would sign the Mayflower Compact. They also have a related math worksheet. You might also check out this site by the Smithsonian.

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