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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
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 4 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
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 18 Downloads
Squanto's Science Lesson
Students 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 9 Views 150 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 11 Views 71 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 10 Views 6 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 4 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 64 Views 81 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
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 31 Views 192 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 15 Views 95 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 15 Views 429 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 43 Views 116 Downloads
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 10 Views 158 Downloads