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With graphic organizers galore, learners will follow the changes of church and state in early colonial America. They look at the differences between the pilgrims and the puritans in terms of beliefs and life ways. Myths and misconceptions are also laid to rest. Could be a handy resource when discussion colonial life.
Students complete a unit about Thanksgiving that is centered around the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians. They read and discuss books, create a mural, complete a worksheet about five blessings in their life, prepare recipes from the first Thanksgiving, and construct and play a Native American game.
Students examine the importance of celebrations in life. In this celebrations lesson, students determine what type of celebrations people participate in especially those that focus on corn. They read about different celebrations including Native American harvest festivities and Kwanzaa. They graph the information they collect.
Students investigate primary and secondary sources about the history of Thanksgiving. In this literacy and United States history lesson, students complete a KWL chart based on discussion and the reading of 3 relevant primary sources provided. Students create an informational picture depicting what they learned using Kerpoof's Make a Picture/Story program.
Fifth graders investigate the colony found in Plymouth during the founding of America and conduct research using the internet and a variety of resources. The information is used in order to create a class presentation. They focus upon the relationships of the colonists and the Wampanoag Tribe.
Students analyze the historical significance of the Mayflower Compact in the establishment of Plymouth colony. Working in groups, students identify the reasons why a colony at Plymouth had to be established. Groups work to create specific laws to carry out the purpose for the colony.
Students discuss the responsibilities of the colonists in establishing a new colony. They formulate a social compact in class after a discussion of the Mayflower Compact and construct a policy statement and an action plan to achieve one or more goals related to an issue of public concern.