Utopian Promise

Scholars learn all about the Puritans in the third installment of a 16-part lesson series. After watching a video, they read and discuss biographies of Puritans and Quakers from American history, write journal entries and poetry, and complete a multimedia assignment. The unit includes optional problem-based learning projects.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners keep a diary from the point of view of a European settler adjusting to life in a North American colony
  • Provide a graphic organizer, such as a T-Chart or Venn diagram, for individuals to take notes on the differences and similarities between Puritans and Quakers
Classroom Considerations
  • Find the video referenced by searching the Internet for the unit title
  • Print the timeline and biographies in advance and distribute to pupils
  • Consult the overview for additional readings and resources to print 
  • Contains comprehensive overview questions and learning objectives
  • The unit plan has a huge variety of teaching tips, options, and suggestions
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