Susan Kilbride is offering some free activities to go along with her newest book Our America . . . The Pilgrim Adventure. My review of the book along with a link to the free activity guide is available now. She offers a literature approach to the traditional study of Pilgrims. Sometimes we get bogged down with textbooks for social studies and forget that there are other ways to learn the same material. People connect with stories and children are no different. If they can read an interesting story and understand the characters and the time period the characters are in, then they can remember what they have read. They might even develop a love for history by reading good books about history. Using this activity guide along with reading the book can help students really connect with the material and even enjoy learning. I hope you can have some fun with this great resource.