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New England Puritans & Pilgrims

New England Puritans & Pilgrims

Discussion & Essay Questions

Available to teachers only as part of the Teaching Puritan Settlement in New EnglandTeacher Pass

Teaching Puritan Settlement in New England Teacher Pass includes:

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  • Discussion & Essay Questions
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  • Related Readings in Literature & History

Sample of Discussion & Essay Questions


  1. Big Picture
    • How are Puritans often stereotyped?
    • Is this a flattering stereotype?
    • Do you think it is accurate?
    • Why would a simplified version of New England's history be constructed?
      • What purpose does this serve?
      • Whose purpose does this serve?