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Squanto Helps New Arrivals
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.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Native American Philanthropists
Students 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. Students reflect on the long-term effects of their kindness and perform acts of kindness themselves.
K - 2nd Language Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Squanto's Science Lesson
Learners explore Squanto's contribution to the settlers. They plant seeds and follow instructions for water and fertilization. Students keep a record of the growth of the seeds. They write a paragraph that tells what they learned from their experiment.
K - 5th Math 3 Views 4 Downloads
The Pilgrim's Friend
In this recognizing a summary worksheet, students read a passage about Squanto, summarize the middle and end, write a short summary, then use this information to summarize a time when a good friend was helpful. Students write four short answers.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 7 Views 148 Downloads
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 3 Views 64 Downloads
Creating and Outline From Research
Fourth graders develop 3 research questions about a topic they choose and categorize the information they have learned. In this research lesson plan, 4th graders use a variety of non fiction materials from the library.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads 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 3 Views 18 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 3 Views 3 Downloads
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 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
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 53 Views 77 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 21 Views 185 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 7 Views 155 Downloads
Students examine the importance of celebrations in life. In this celebrations lesson, 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.
Pre-K - 6th Social Studies & History 22 Views 206 Downloads