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unit 9
12 Instructional days (12 hours)

Columbus and the Pilgrims


This domain will introduce students to the first voyage of Columbus, and the voyage of the Pilgrims some 128 years later. The read alouds stress the similarities between the voyages of Columbus and the Pilgrims and how they both led to interactions between Europeans and Native Americans. This domain also reinforces basic geography concepts, including the locations of the different continents as well as cardinal directions.


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Bilingual Language Progressions

These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.


From of the New York State Education Department. Kindergarten ELA Domain 9: Columbus and the Pilgrims. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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