Lesson Plan Title : Sales Brochure for America

Age Range: Grade 6 through grade 8 (Middle School)

Overview and Purpose: This is a great way to help students learn about the differences and similarities between England and America during colonial times.

Objective: The student will be able to create a brochure highlighting the reasons why someone should join the Pilgrims in America.


Blank paper

Markers and crayons


Have students research all the positive aspects of coming to America on the Mayflower. Have them create a brochure that can be sent to England to persuade people to come and settle in America. Students can work on this project individually or in groups. Have them share the brochure with the class.

Wrap Up:

This activity can also be done on the computer. Students can use Microsoft's Word or Publisher to create a color brochure or flyer.