Activities and Games, Computer Lab Activities
Journey on the Mayflower: A First Thanksgiving Activity
With text, video, and images, Scholastic's interactive map shares the Pilgrim's perilous journey across the Atlantic to the New World.
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
Part of Scholastic’s First Thanksgiving project, the “Journey on the Mayflower” (grades 3–8) activity offers students an interactive map that illustrates the Pilgrim’s journey across the Atlantic to the New World in 1620.
Students can follow their path, clicking for text, images, and videos that share details about the dangerous journey from start to finish. Students can also compare the original route to Virginia with the actual route to Plimouth.
While participating in the “Journey on the Mayflower” activity, students learn to:
- Use technology tools to access, explore, and synthesize information about the Mayflower.
- Develop an understanding of why Pilgrims moved to the New World
- Read for detail