Schoolhouse Rock has short videos that help students learn a bunch of different things. One of their videos is called No More Kings and it’s a brief video that describes the pilgrims coming over to America. and what happens after they arrived. In a classroom setting, this is a catchy video that allows the kids a little detail on the pilgrims and what they did and why they were there in America. Having an interactive worksheet that allows the kids to take notes after, and write at least one or two things down about what the pilgrims did would allow them to get a better understanding and would back up the video. Obviously, there needs to be more elaboration on the pilgrims after this is over, but it is a very good introduction to the unit and will allow the students to get an exciting, interactive intro to exploration to the new world.
SchoolHouse Rock- No More Kings