Why Lesson Planet?
First graders identify symbols associated with special days and give reasons for observing holidays. They compare families of long ago with todya and talk about the first Thanksgiving and how it is celebrated in modern times. For homework, 1st graders create a diarama of how their family celebrates Thanksgiving. They also create a Venn Diagram in class of today's families and long ago and create a book of their family Thanksgivings in class.