Disclosure: I received this complimentary product through the Homeschool Review Crew
Our family was given the opportunity to review Rebecca Locklear‘s The Mayflower at Cape Cod – Stories, activities, and research that connects 1620 with life today. It is a 7-lesson unit study about what happened when the Mayflower anchored off Cape Cod for five weeks in 1620. It is suggested to be used with students in grades 6 through 12. Inside the unit, you will find fascinating stories, 70 activity ideas, and 80 research areas! The author gives the option of purchasing either a digital or printed copy of the material. For this review, we were given the digital copy, which we were able to easily download.
The 7 lesson topics are as follows:
- The First Encounter between Pilgrims and Native Indians
- Exploration Overview
- The Mayflower Landing at Cape Cod
- Search Expeditions
- Native Indians
- After the First Encounter
- Present Awareness
Each lesson starts with a story and is then followed by multiply activity and research suggestions to go along with the story. The activities range from discussions and art to drama skits, games, and even cooking. There is a helpful activity guide to show what type of activities are available for each lesson.
After reading through the lesson we choose a few of the activities and/or research questions to work on. I like that there are so many suggestions given, there is sure to be something that everyone will enjoy doing. Below are just a couple of the activities we completed along with many of the discussion activities.
Seafood and Fowl Matching Game
Vine Art Activity
I really enjoyed the in-depth study of The Mayflower at Cape Cod and how it looks at both “sides”, and not just the “winners” side. It is a very unbiased, research-backed unit study.
I encourage you to visit Rebecca’s website for more information about this and other unit studies (some members of our review crew recieved her unit study on Exploring the U.S. Life-Saving Service 1878-1915: 17 Student Workshops with 120 Activities. You may also want to join her email newsletter that can be found on her website as well!
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