I have to be honest I wasn’t sure how we were going to approach this months topic Pilgrims & Indians. Our kids are older and construction paper head dresses and hand traced turkeys were no longer an acceptable craft idea.. Picture books have been shelved for some time too. So, we decided to take a more academic path and delve into the historical events that took place nearly four hundred years ago.
The book we chose was The Mayflower and the Pilgrims’ New World written by Nathaniel Philbrick. This book tells the story of the heroic journey the pilgrims made to find a home where they could worship freely and make a better life for themselves. The book is for those who want to know the background of the Plymouth settlement and what came to pass after the “First Thanksgiving.” Philbrick tells the story of the Pilgrims journey to America and the difficulties they faced. He shares that the Pilgrims went to great lengths to preserve their relationship with the Native American people. He also divulges the events that would eventually destroy their once peaceful union. I recommend this book for 6th grade and Up.
Here are some more books that we recommend for readers interested in finding out more historical facts on the Pilgrims & Indians:
Sarah Morton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl (Scholastic Bookshelf) (Sophia really enjoyed this one)
OK I had to share these super cute Pilgrim & Indian craft ideas from some very creative bloggers I know:)
For more Pilgrim & Indian ideas check out my co-hosts:
Kersandra from Our Adventure Story
Christa from Little Log Cottage School
Christina from Classroom to Homeroom
Jennifer from Faith & Good Works