Uncover the Origins of the Mayflower Compact
Discover why most of the Mayflower’s male passengers signed a historic agreement.
In September 1620, religious dissenters, called “Separatists” by their detractors, were joined aboard the Mayflower by other English colonists recruited by the project’s financial backers. Many of these newcomers did not share the Separtists’ religious zeal. The ship set sail for America at a time of year when Atlantic storms were perilous. The Mayflower made landfall 66 days later. With tensions threatening to divide the passengers, a social compact was drafted and signed before going ashore. All who signed would submit to the government created, officers elected, and laws drafted.  View Resource


All About the Holidays: Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a day for us to remember what we’re thankful for. Help your class uncover the history behind the holiday with this short video. It’s a great way to kick off a lesson on Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims, early American history, and more! View Resource
Crash Course: Chemistry
Chemistry can tell us how three tiny particles- the proton, neutron, and electron- come together in trillions of combinations to form everything. Check out the entire Crash Course chemistry collection and discover a fun new way to teach chemistry through the pioneering efforts of brothers John and Hank Green. View Collection
No Nonsense Grammar
Explore a range of commonly taught grammar principles for early elementary and middle-schoolers with these fun videos and activities. From the difference between dependent and independent clauses to the correct usage of semicolons, let these resources guide you through the interactives (and perils!) of everyday grammar. View Collection


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Teacher Tools Tip: Using the Quiz Maker
Create a simple assessment for your class in a snap! The Quiz Maker tool allows you to create a simple quiz using multiple choice, fill in the blank, and short answer questions. Learn More
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