Activities, Lesson Plans, and More
- Y—Young (PreK-3rd)
- M—Middle (4th-6th)
- O—Older (7th-12th)
- T—Teacher Resources
The Truth about The First Thanksgiving by James W. Loewen
Reproduced from Loewen's book "Lies My Teacher Told Me," this excerpt describes the original non-native settlers of what is now the United States and the impact they had on the natives.
Mayflower 400 UK
Mayflower 400 UK was a commemorative program dedicated to the Mayflower voyage’s 400th anniversary. Its website is an excellent resource for educational articles on the Mayflower, its voyage, Pilgrims, the Wampanoag People, and tons more. The site also hosts a number of educator resources, including a teacher’s toolkit, reading lists, worksheets, links to additional resources, and more.
Beyond the Mayflower
Beyond the Mayflower was an exhibition by the University of Nottingham, the content of which has been archived online. You can find downloads, copies of primary sources and documents, videos, articles, links to additional resources, and more.
Pilgrim Hall Museum
If you can’t visit in person, the Pilgrim Hall Museum has a large online collection of artifacts, online exhibits, articles, Pilgrim biographies, and Pre-K through 12 activities.
MayflowerHistory.com is the Internet's most complete and accurate web site dealing with the Mayflower, the Pilgrims, and early Plymouth Colony.
Visit the Mayflower II
The Mayflower II is a full-scale reproduction of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth in 1620. From the Plimoth Patuxet Museums.
Mayflower Historical Essays for Kids
A series of kid-friendly articles on the Mayflower, Pilgrims, Wampanoag, and more from the Plimoth Patuxet Museums.
Contains a detailed account of the Mayflower ship, its ties to Plymouth Barbican, the journey, its passengers, and much more.
The Mayflower History
Learn about the history of the Mayflower, its passengers, and their arrival in America from History.
Why the Wampanoag Signed a Peace Treaty with the Mayflower Pilgrims
A brief overview of the history of the Wampanoag Peoples and the events leading up to their signing of a peace treaty with the Mayflower Pilgrims. From History.
History of the Mayflower Compact
“Signed on November 21, 1620 (November 11, Old Style), the Mayflower Compact was an agreement that joined the people onboard the Mayflower – the ship that carried the colonists who first settled Plymouth, Massachusetts.” Learn more about the history of first governing document of Plymouth Colony on the Library of Congress.
The Mayflower Compact Full-Text
You can find the full-text and names of the original signers of the Mayflower Compact on the Pilgrim Hall Museum website.
General Society of Mayflower Descendants
Learn about the Mayflower passengers, its voyage, the Mayflower Compact, and more on the Mayflower Society website.
You Are the Historian (Game)
You Are The Historian lets students “explore the rich historical context of the Indigenous and Colonial experiences during their earliest encounters through magical time travel, an anonymous tipster, mysterious riddles, historic artifacts and archives, and plain, old-fashioned smart thinking!” From the Plimoth Patuxet Museums.
If You Sailed on the Mayflower Lesson Plans
A series of lesson plans based on If You Sailed on the Mayflower from Pbworks. Designed for grades 3-5.