This US history video lesson allows you to cut the lecture so you can spend your time supporting and connecting with students as they learn at their own pace.
As students watch they complete an interactive notesheet with fill-in-the-blanks, comprehension and critical thinking questions, and a review activity! 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 video helps visual learners with on-screen text of the main ideas and vocab, powerful images, and it reviews the important concepts to ensure comprehension.✅
The New England Colonies Activity
After the video students can complete a quick quiz to check for understanding. There is both a PDF and a Google Form auto-graded quiz as well. Then, there is an optional extension activity for students to do light research on 3 influential figures in New England. It can be done as a jigsaw activity or individually and could be extended to 6 figures as well!
There areanswer keysfor everything! Click & deliver engagement! This is a history video curriculum like no other!