Pilgrims & Puritans Lesson

Teacher: Osvaldo Rubio
Subject and grade level: Social Studies, 5th grade
Location: Sonoma, CA
Brief Description: History lesson about the reasons why the Pilgrims and Puritans left Europe to create settlements in New England
Classroom context:

This lesson took place in a self-contained class in a dual-immersion (Spanish/English) K-5 elementary school. The 25 students in the class have significant language, and socio-economic diversity. About 75% of the students in the class are English learners or have limited English proficiency (LEP), with most having intermediate or higher level language skills in English. This lesson occurred in late October, about 2 months after the start of the school year. This lesson was part of a unit about the European explorers, and the English colonies in North America. Later in the school year, the class will be studying the American Revolutionary War.

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Note: the two activities that occur in this video segment required about 56 minutes of instructional time. The video contains about 8 minutes from these activities. During the first activity in this segment, students are reading and taking notes from Internet resources that Mr. Rubio selected. The resources and questions students are answering can be found here.

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