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Students discover how the Native American community helped the Pilgrims. In this philanthropy lesson, students explore New England Settlements and discuss the conditions settlers faced. Students read and discuss materials about Squanto, Massasoit and the Wampanoag Indians and review Squanto's philanthropic actions toward the Pilgrims. Finally, students create an acrostic poem with Squanto's name and are given a contemporary scenario where they must come up wit
Pupils demonstrate how Native Americans were philanthropic. In this philanthropy instructional activity, students read Squanto's Journey and brainstorm ways that the Native Americans were helpful towards the Pilgrims. Pupils reflect on the long-term effects of their kindness and perform acts of kindness themselves.
Students investigate primary and secondary sources about the history of Thanksgiving. In this literacy and United States history instructional activity, 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.
Students conduct an experiment. In this plant growth instructional activity, 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.
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. The resource is quite detailed and includes articles and sources to print as well as a presentation and a graphic organizer.
Here is a wonderful series of ten lessons that will inform third graders about what life was like for people during the Colonial era in America. Activities in math, science, language arts, social studies, art, and writing are all present in this impressive plan. An outstanding test is found at the end of the lessons which will challenge each learner to show what they have gleaned from the unit.
This interesting, 17-page series of lessons was written by two second grade teachers who attempted to write a full year's worth of curriculum for their classes. What is presented here is an excerpt from that full-year plan. These lessons focus on making books, writing tall tales and folk tales, exploring Asian cultures through language lessons, writing poems, and perfoming in plays. Some outstanding ideas!
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. They write an essay entitled "How to Cook a Turkey." In addition to the language arts portion, class members complete several related math activities.
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. These are all terrific ideas, and could lead to an entire week where the theme is nothing but Thanksgiving! Highly recommended!
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.
Here is an outstanding series of seven lessons on Native American culture. In it, learners experience reading, math, social studies, geography, arts and crafts, science, music, and even sign language! Some excellent worksheets and other printables are embedded in this magnificent series of lessons.
Students examine historical sources by analyzing images in a slide-show. For this historical research lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation of images from the U.S. in pre-Columbian times. Students discuss the imagery among their classmates and analyze the relationship between the Native Americans and the colonists.
Students embark on a journey through colonial times. In this early settlement lesson, students come to understand what life was like for the settlers in the early colonies. Students research and create projects illustrating their new knowledge of these early settlements.
Learners examine the importance of celebrations in life. In this celebrations activity, 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.