Today I am linking up with Collaboration Cuties to share a Social Studies mentor text.
Mayflower 1620 is a book that highlights what life was really like for the Pilgrims. It is written in collaboration with researchers from Plimoth Plantation and National Geographic.
The kids love to read this book because it shows both the Pilgrims' and Native Americans' sides to the story. We stop at certain points and debate from each group's point of view. They learn how the different cultures interpreted the other's actions according to their own beliefs and the tension it created. The book also has recipes of dishes that were served at the first Thanksgiving. Some are similar to what we eat today while some are very different!
In addition to reading this book, we watch "The Mayflower Voyagers (This is America Charlie Brown)," which is entertaining but also pretty historically accurate!
Can't wait to see what everyone else uses for mentor texts and get some great ideas!