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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 First Thanksgiving
Young historians develop an understanding of historical events from different perspectives while practicing reading comprehension and creative writing. They access the Internet to explore information on the Mayflower, Pilgrims, and the first Thanksgiving.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 14 Views 428 Downloads
Thinking About Thanksgiving: Four Lessons Across the Curriculum
Four integrated curriculum resources about Thanksgiving range from the study of primary documents about the first Thanksgiving to Venn diagrams that compare early holiday traditions with contemporary ones to hands-on experiments that re-enact Squanto's agriculture teachings to the Pilgrims.
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 4 Downloads
Choosing Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit
Students identify the principal physical features the Pilgrims considered when choosing the location of Plymouth. They create a postcard to send to a friend in Europe as if they were a Pilgrim; illustrating one aspect of the settling in Plymouth on the front and writing a brief message on the back.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 10 Views 18 Downloads
Upper graders recognize and hone the skills needed to complete a valuable summary. They complete a group summary, and then reread their summaries to find the main idea and supporting details. They put practice to the test as they summarize another article on their own.
4th - 6th Language Arts 107 Views 1389 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 5 Views 152 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
Three Young Pilgrims
Fifth graders study the story of the voyage of the Mayflower told from the view point of the three Allerton siblings who were on board the ship. The book tells of their voyage across the Atlantic and their first year here on the North American Continent.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit
Students locate Plymouth, MA, Hudson River, Cape Cod, Holland and England on a map. They identify the reasons the Pilgrims came to the New World and explain how the investors and the colonists would each benefit from a new colony. After everyone has filled in their Study Guide Sheet and maps, students add facts to the Class Chart on Pilgrims.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 10 Views 46 Downloads
Comparison between Wampanoag and Pilgrims
Second graders compare and contrast the lives of Pilgrims and Wampanoag. Students conduct research using an interactive website and collect information about each group. Students then decide which they would rather be, a Pilgrim or a Wampanoag and write three reasons to defend their decision.
2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
Pumpkins By the Pound
Use pumpkins of various sizes to experiment with weight and perimeter. First the class lifts the pumpkins one by one, estimating each pumpkin's weight. They arrange the pumpkins from lightest to heaviest, and then string weigh each one to determine how well they estimated.
1st - 3rd Math 28 Views 108 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 4 Views 11 Downloads
Thanksgiving Then and Now
Students 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 198 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