Unit Plan

Columbus and the Pilgrims Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

A read-aloud anthology focuses on Columbus and the pilgrims. Young scholars listen to several stories covering Christopher Columbus, the Mayflower, Plymouth Rock, pilgrims, meeting Native Americans, and the first Thanksgiving. Nine lessons challenge pupils to respond to a reading, practice word work, then complete an extension activity.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • In many areas, Columbus Day is now Indigenous Peoples' Day; discuss the significance of the change
  • The unit highlights the pilgrims' point of view of the First Thanksgiving; gather books that speak from the Native American's point of view
Classroom Considerations
  • The ninth unit in a series of 12
  • Requires a projection device to view images
  • Lessons vary in preparation and materials
  • The unit is written with plenty of detail, including a table of contents, alignment chart, and lesson calendar
  • Each lesson follows a similar routine 
  • None