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Squanto Helps New Arrivals
Learners discover how the Native American community helped the Pilgrims. In this philanthropy lesson, students explore New England Settlements and discuss the conditions settlers faced. Learners read and discuss materials about Squanto, Massasoit and the Wampanoag Indians and review Squanto's philanthropic actions toward the Pilgrims.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
When is Thanksgiving? Colonizing America
Discover the first attempts made to colonize and establish the first permanent English colonies in the North American region, from Sir Walter Raleigh's colony at Roanoke and settlement at Jamestown, Virginia to colonies in Maryland and Massachusetts.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Native American Philanthropists
Young scholars demonstrate how Native Americans were philanthropic. In this philanthropy lesson, students read Squanto's Journey and brainstorm ways that the Native Americans were helpful towards the Pilgrims. Young scholars reflect on the long-term effects of their kindness and perform acts of kindness themselves.
K - 2nd English Language Arts
Zoom-In Christopher Columbus
Explore Christopher Columbus with young learners. They will learn more about the history of America by viewing a series of images "zooming in" on the Mayflower coming to shore. They then decipher visual clues to determine that the picture includes Native Americans watching Christopher Columbus land.
Pre-K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts
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
Beginner 4: Searching for Evidence for Research Tasks
Having a strong searching skill set can make a research project much easier and much for successful for pupils. Tackle finding evidence with the ideas included here. The ultimate goal is for class members to learn the stepping stones method, which will help them discover new information and probe more deeply into their research topic.
5th - 8th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
The Plant Race
Students conduct an experiment. In this plant growth lesson, students answer the question, "Will the fertilized plant grow faster?" by planting seeds in various soils and observing their growth. Students use an observation chart to write down any growth they observe and then summarize the results of their experiment.
2nd - 5th Science
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 English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
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
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