How does a community form to address issues for the common good?
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Students role-play experiences of the lives of the early pilgrims in their travels from Europe to America in search of religious freedom. Students work cooperatively for the common good, learn about ways in which the Native Americans were philanthropists, and begin to perform random acts of kindness.
This lesson introduces the voyage of the Mayflower. The students learn the definition of a pilgrim and experience simulated conditions on the voyage.
The purpose of this lesson is to give the children background information on the early pilgrims and the reasons for their migration from England. It will also introduce them to the idea that in leaving their home, the Pilgrims met people of different cultures.
This lesson gives the students background information on the voyage of the Mayflower to America. Students role-play the relationship between the Pilgrims and the sailors.
Students explore the definition of community as a group coming together for the common good. Students work cooperatively to form rules and compare their rules to the compact made by the Pilgrims before they left the boat.
This lesson introduces the students to the definition of philanthropy and tells how the Native Americans were philanthropic toward the Pilgrims. Students carry out their own “random acts of kindness.”