Grade Level: 4-9
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Looking to win the affection of a Plymouth Plantation enactor, a man takes a job portraying her husband, and in the process learns that much of what we learned in school about the Pilgrims is not necessarily so. For example, did you know that the Pilgrims wore colorful clothing, and that many came to American soil in search of profit, not religious freedom?
The enactor also learns that while the Plymouth Colony originally followed practices of property sharing, it became evident quickly that this system had major flaws. By 1623, the Pilgrims decided that private property ownership allowed for a much more efficient and productive workforce, yielding plentiful crop harvests. This laid the foundation for today's practices of private property rights, affecting many of our possessions such as i-Pods and cell phones.
Yours and Mine: The Lesson of 1623 covers numerous Common Core Curriculum standards across several subject areas including ELL, Media/Technology, Language Arts, and Social Studies for Grades 4-9. To find which standards it covers specific to your grade, subject area, and which standards your district follows, use our Standards Alignment tool.
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