Resources For Young People



History of the Pilgrims and Puritans, their ancestry and descendants; basis of Americanization (1922) (14783815205)Maintained by Caleb Johnson, an author and historian, Mayflower History is "the internet's most complete and accurate website dealing with the Mayflower passengers and the history of the Pilgrims and early Plymouth Colony." Mayflower History includes valuable genealogical information about every passenger aboard the Mayflower, thoroughly researched topical articles about the Plymouth colonists, the Wampanoag, and much more, and copious links to both primary and secondary sources.


Plimoth Plantation FencePlimoth Plantation is a living history museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts founded in 1947. It attempts to replicate the original settlement of the Plymouth Colony established in the 17th century by the English colonists who became known as the Pilgrims. The museum offers a plethora of activities and workshops geared toward children and adults alike. And the Plimoth Plantation website includes numerous resources as well, including historical essays just for kids, interactive exhibits, tools and resource for teachers, and information about Pilgrim ancestry.


Maintained by Claudia A. Fox Tree Arawak (Yurumein), M.Ed, a professional educator for the Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness, the Native American Resources blog is an invaluable collection of book recommendations, curriculum ideas, website links, videos, and first person narratives that present truths and perspectives about the Indigenous People of the Western Hemisphere. Claudia also maintains a blog called Multicultural Initiatives which includes resources and lessons for teaching about social justice.


"Arguably one of the most fateful and resonant events of the last half millennium, the Pilgrims journey west across the Atlantic in the early 17th century is a seminal, if often misunderstood episode of American and world history. The Pilgrims explores the forces, circumstances, personalities and events that converged to exile the English group in Holland and eventually propel their crossing to the New World; a story universally familiar in broad outline, but almost entirely unfamiliar to a general audience in its rich and compelling historical actuality."


On the Mayflower: Voyage of the Ship’s Apprentice & a Passenger Girl - WorldCat Entry | Google Books

Tapenum’s Day: A Wampanoag Indian Boy in Pilgrim Times - WorldCat Entry

Sarah Morton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl - WorldCat Entry | Google Books

Samuel Eaton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy - WorldCat Entry

Giving Thanks: The 1621 Harvest Feast - WorldCat Entry | Google Books