During our unit on the New
England Colonies, students learned all about life in a Puritan
community. The class
learned about how Puritans took their religion very
seriously (citizens could be put in the stocks for missing
church!), and how Puritan schools were very different
from the schools of today.
At the conclusion of the
unit, students pretended to be reporters for a fictional
newspaper called The Puritan Post. Their job was to
take what they had learned and write an article about an event
that could have happened in the community. Samantha hosts
this broadcast as some of the students share their articles.
"Another Puritan is Accused"
"A Fiery Sermon"
"Trouble in School for Billy
"Church is Awakened"
"Too Much Talking"
"Brian's Bad Day"
Learn more about the
Puritans by reading the notes we took in class!
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