DEN Connects is a monthly feature that allows teachers and their classrooms to connect to other teachers and their classrooms for Skype or Hangout or other virtual sessions around common topics and resources. Each month, we launch a new topic and associated resources and invite you to sign up to connect.
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Pilgrims and Pioneers
Send your students off as pilgrims and pioneers of learning with this month’s DEN Connects theme! Students will explore several Discovery Education resources on their journey.
3 DE Resources
America: Facts versus Fiction: Pilgrims and Witches
Pilgrims: The First Thanksgiving
American Geography Close-Ups: New England States: Volume 01
Journals: Observations, Questions, and Explanations
1 Suggested Activity
Create an Animoto with student pictures of what they think the pilgrims looked like. [Have the students make pictures before and after their work to demonstrate learning.] Share the Animotos during your time connecting with another class.
3 Conversation Starters
- If you were starting a long journey and could only take one item from home with you, what would it be?
- Why do you think the pilgrims decided to stay and not turn back?
- What do you think could have been done differently to make the pilgrims’ journey and settlement better?
Have questions or need support? Contact our DEN Connector of the Month:
Kelly Alford — firstname.lastname@example.org