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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 5 Views 153 Downloads
The First Thanksgiving
Students develop an understanding of the Pilgrims' experiences in moving to the New World. They complare and contrast lifestyles of the Pilgrims and Wampanoags. They discover the hardships the Pilgrims encountered in establishing a new settlement.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 78 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Migration and settlement of Plymouth, this presentation is sure to engage your young historians with its clear maps and historical documents.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 14 Views 97 Downloads
Plimoth Plantation Field Trip
Take a virtual field trip to the Plymouth plantation. Using the site linked in the lesson, discover how people lived during the 17th century in this part of the country. Discuss the role of the pilgrims and native Americans in the formation of the new world.
K - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Thanksgiving Then and Now
Young scholars create a Venn diagram to compare the Pilgrim's "First Thanksgiving" with today's Thanksgiving celebration. They use one type of graphic organizer, a Venn diagram, talk and read about the Thanksgiving celebration of 1621 at Plymouth.
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 197 Downloads
The Trip of the Speedwell and the Mayflower
Fourth graders investigate the hardships Pilgrims faced on the Mayflower and Speedwell. In this Pilgrim lesson, 4th graders listen to an account of the Pilgrim's voyage from Plymouth, England to present day Massachusetts. Students sit in a small taped off area of the classroom to experience the cramped quarters of the Mayflower.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Proud Pilgrim Hats
Students research authentic information about the clothing worn by urban European immigrants who came to live in the Wampanoag village of Patuxet (now Plymouth, Massachusetts) in 1620. They recognize the types of hats worn by men and women now known as Pilgrims, and create hats that are historically accurate.
1st - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Thanksgiving - A Focus on Clothing
Young scholars focus on the types of clothing that the Pilgrims and the Wampanoags wore for the First Thanksgiving. They study how the clothing was made before making samples to wear at a classroom Thanksgiving feast. They study the natural resources that were used to make the clothing.
1st - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
The Pilgrims Settlement of English Colonies
Fifth graders explore the problems encountered by the Pilgrims during their journey and their first year in Plymouth Colony. They compare and contrast the culture of the Native Americans and the Pilgrims. Students describe how the Native Americans helped the Pilgrims and the significance of their Thanksgiving celebration.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
The Pilgrim Fathers
In this social studies instructional activity, students recall the events of the Pilgrims, their arrival in Plymouth and the events of the first Thanksgiving. Students read a story which has 8 missing words. Students choose the correct word from the word bank.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 64 Downloads
Students investigate The First Thanksgiving. In this Thanksgiving lesson, students explore the experiences, actions, and decisions of the settlement of the Plymouth colony. Students research information, use timelines, and KWL charts to understand the reason for the journey to the New World.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 148 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 3 Views 89 Downloads
The Plymouth Colony
Third graders discuss the book on the pilgrims. They write a poem of the hardships of the boat or on the land. Students write journal entries as a pilgrim on boat or on the land. They complete a collage of the foods that the pilgrims ate (can either be drawn or cut out).
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
The First Thanksgiving
Students research the first Thanksgiving. In this first Thanksgiving lesson plan, students research the Internet about how the first Thanksgiving came about between the Native Americans and the Pilgrims. They complete a KWL chart, and write about what they learned.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 33 Downloads
The Wampanoag/Pilgrim Treaty
Fifth graders investigate the history of Native Americans by examining a treaty agreement. In this U.S. Government lesson, 5th graders identify the Wampanoag Indians, their geography, and the relationship they formed with the Jamestown settlers.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads