The Pilgrims: Mayflower Compact

What was the Mayflower Compact? Watch a video that explains the purpose of coming to New England on the Mayflower and the social compact that bound the Pilgrims to the government and laws that would be created in the new land.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners complete the accompanying worksheets before, during, and after they view the video
  • Include in a larger study of the history of Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact
  • Research other compacts the early colonists might have agreed to during the times, and the consequences for not following the bindings of the agreements
Classroom Considerations
  • If flipping the classroom, print out the papers ahead of time and ensure all class members have access to the Internet
Pros
  • Comes with a downloadable transcript
  • Works well in a flipped classroom or whole group classroom setting
  • Includes all worksheets, handouts, and a background essay for students 
Cons
  • None