The driving question of the video is "How did Puritan beliefs shape the development of New England?" It teaches how religious discrimination against the Pilgrims and Puritans led them to migrate to the New World. Covering essential topics likeMayflower Compact,howSquantotheWampanoagshelped the Pilgrims at Plymouth survive, John Winthrop'sCity Upon a Hill, thePequot War,and how Puritan beliefs led to close-knit towns with schools,townhall meetings, and churches. It teaches students how seeds of democracy were planted in New England but also repressive measures like taxes to support the church and limited voting to church members led others to challenge authority and start new colonies like the more liberal Connecticut andRoger Williamsfounding Rhode Island to be a safe haven for misfits and free thinkers.
***The lessons cover state-standards while making sure the content is still interesting.
New England Colonies Activity: Dissenters & Freethinkers!
Students read about 3 famous dissenters and free thinkers that helped shape New England history- Anne Hutchinson, Roger Williams, and Thomas Hooker. They read a little bio of each and design a 'character profile' for each!
There are answer keys for everything! Click & deliver engagement! This is a history video curriculum like no other!