The Voyage of the Mayflower Lesson Plan

Learning about the Pilgrims and their journey to America is important to understanding the founding of our country and the history of the United States. The Pilgrims’ voyage on the Mayflower was full of hardships. Today, a replica named the Mayflower II sits in Plymouth Bay, where the Pilgrims eventually… Continue reading

Othello Lesson Plans

  Othello is a tale of love, jealousy, murder, war, and betrayal. It’s a great story, with enough action to motivate students who find the language difficult to struggle through it, and poetry that makes reading the play a pleasure. In the play, Othello, a war hero visiting Venice, falls… Continue reading

A Pirate Writing Adventure, Step 2

  Once you have something to say, it’s time to organize the information and get it written down. Use the Pirate Writing Organization Sheet top explore several different ways of organizing information: Chronological order makes sense when you’re telling a story or describing events that happened in time. Smithsonian’s story… Continue reading