The Pilgrims: The Origins of Separatism

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Why did the Separatists want to leave the Church of England? A short video introduces viewers to some of the tenets of this religious movement that led the Pilgrims to America.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups research and then create a graphic that shows the leaders of the Protestant Reformation. their ideas, and the basic tenets of the Separatism movement
  • Ask class members to map the journey of the Pilgrims from England to Holland to the Plymouth colony
Classroom Considerations
  • Helpful if class members have previous knowledge of Martin Luther, John Calvin, and the Protestant Reformation
  • The teaching guide includes before, during, and after viewing discussion questions
  • The video offers only a brief explanation of the Separatism Movement
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