Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The Mayflower at Cape Cod - Crew Review

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.

The Mayflower at Cape Cod – Stories, activities, and research that connect 1620 with life today from Rebecca Locklear explores the Pilgrim’s survival story when the Mayflower anchored off Cape Cod on November 21, 1960 and remained there for five weeks. This eBook is a 7-lesson unit study for grades 6-12. Each lesson begins with a story. After the story, each lesson provides an array of activities that foster critical and complex independent thinking – art, charts, cooking, discussion, drama, games, poetry, and research. Through these lessons, students not only examine history, but connect it to issues today.

Lessons 1-6 relate directly to the Pilgrim’s story while on Cape Cod; whereas, Lesson 7 delves into the controversy surrounding how the Pilgrims are viewed. Students are presented with a balanced view of the Cape Cod Mayflower story using first-person records, current dependable sources, and interviews with historians, history teachers, and Native Americans; and then students relate what happened to issues and ideas relevant today.

As we learned about trees and shrubs that were present in the 1600s, we actually had fun creating our own leaf art. Inside the leaf, we drew a collage of items that represent Cape Cod Native Indians.

My girls had fun with the art, cooking, and games; but my favorite part was the research topics.

Throughout these research topics in each lesson, students truly explore history as they search for answers and become immersed in the Cape Cod Mayflower. Rebecca Locklear has put in countless hours to create this unit study and I am very pleased with its layout and array of activities. I would like to encourage you to visit Rebecca’s website and sign-up for her email newsletter.

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