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Kindergartners explore the meaning of why we celebrate Thanksgiving. They identify the people and event honored by Thanksgiving and describe life in the past and present. Learners view streaming video clips embedded in the plan, and should gain a greater understanding of how Thanksgiving came to be one of our most beloved National Holidays.
K Social Studies & History 8 Views 31 Downloads
Pilgrims and Puritans
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.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 41 Views 109 Downloads
Life on Plymouth Plantation
Third graders research life of Plymouth Plantation and write letters about life there home. In this Plymouth life lesson, 3rd graders complete a webquest as they gather information about the journey to America on the Mayflower and the homes, farming, and transportation of Plymouth Plantation.
3rd Social Studies & History 7 Views 6 Downloads
Differing Views of Pilgrims and Native Americans in Seventeenth Century New England
Young scholars complete a graphic organizer comparing differing views. In this compare and contrast lesson, students work in groups and read about the differing views of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians. Young scholars use a graphic organizer to compare the two groups and hold a class discussion about what they learned.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 6 Views 56 Downloads
Pilgrim Heritage and Ancestory
Learners explore immigrants and immigration to the United States. They define and explain their definition of the term pilgrim. Students evaluate the goals of their ancestors as they arrived in America. Learners research and design a doll representative of their heritage.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
First Thanksgiving Teacher's Guide
Students research information about the Mayflower, Pilgrims, the Plymouth Colony, the Wampanoags, and the first Thanksgiving. They take an online tour of the Mayflower, interpret timelines, create a postcard, and compare and contrast the life of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoags Indian tribe.
K - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 419 Downloads
The First Thanksgiving
Why is Thanksgiving an important holiday to the Americans? Send your class on a mission to explore Plymouth colony and discover how the first Thanksgiving came to be. Who were the Wampanoags? How did they help the pilgrims? After discussing the lives of each, complete a Venn diagram to recognize the differences in each group's daily life.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 249 Downloads
The First Thanksgiving
Learners complete internet research on the first Thanksgiving, the Mayflower, Pilgrims, Plymouth Colony and the Wampanoags. Using specified websites, they visit the ship of the Mayflower, and experience Mayflower interviews. Students write a diary as if they were a Pilgrim on the Mayflower.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 94 Downloads
The Settlement of New England
A thorough exploration of the Puritan Migration and settlement of Plymouth, this presentation is sure to engage your young historians with its clear maps and historical documents. The presentation differentiates the philosophies of Puritanism, Separatism, and how they came together over the planks of the Mayflower.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 43 Views 116 Downloads
Finally! Here are some new and fresh ideas, across the curicullum, that can be used around the Thanksgiving holiday. The lesson is divided up into two sections: Beyond Turkey - Activities for Younger Students and, Beyond Turkey - Activities for Older Students.
K - 12th Math 13 Views 93 Downloads
US History Overview 1: Jamestown to the Civil War
Complete with territory maps, photos, and interesting anecdotes, this video covers the major events of American History, roughly from 1754 to 1865. Plymouth and Jamestown are mentioned in the beginning of the video, but the speaker "fast-forwards" 130 years to discuss the French and Indian War.
18 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History 53 Views 258 Downloads
A few vital statistics about the Mayflower, and a note here and there regarding Plymouth and the Massachusetts Bay Colony make this a good review tool. Leaners are given basic facts about Puritanism, Puritan theology, and the effects of the belief system as they venture into a new land.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 12 Views 19 Downloads
Thanksgiving: A Celebration of Gratitude
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.
1st - 2nd Social Studies & History 10 Views 158 Downloads
New Review Coming to America After the War
As part of their exploration of the American dream, class members examine primary source materials to compare immigrant experiences of those arriving early in our country's history to those arriving in the US after World War II. To conclude their research, individuals respond to a writing prompt comparing the experiences of immigrants to those born and raised in the US.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Settling the Plymouth Colony
Students use the Internet and graphic organizers to research the Plymouth Colony the experience of the Pilgrims. Students compare and contrast different colonies and develop a timeline showcasing their research.
3rd - 8th English Language Development 27 Views 100 Downloads
Make Mine Turkey
Young scholars compare foods available for the Pilgrim's Thanksgiving with contemporary Thanksgiving foods. After reading information about the first Thanksgiving, pupils create a menu and compute the cost of a turkey dinner, using grocery ads.
1st - 5th Language Arts 31 Views 192 Downloads CCSS: Designed