Life for the Pilgrims on the Mayflower and in the "New World"
Young scholars research a pilgrim by name that travelled on the Mayflower. In this Mayflower lesson, students explore what life was like for a pilgrim on the Mayflower, then make a map of the journey and create a drawing of the ship.
K - 4th Social Studies & History
Sourcing a Document: The First Thanksgiving
How reliable is a painting of the first Thanksgiving if it was created 300 years after the fact? Learners assess the validity of a primary source image to determine what it can actually reveal about this event.
3rd - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Balloons Over Broadway
After reading the book Balloons Over Broadway about the incredible puppeteer who created the first Macy's larger-than-life parade balloons, your youngsters will celebrate their reading by participating in a variety of engaging activities...
Pre-K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Thanksgiving: A Celebration of Gratitude
Learn about the first Thanksgiving with a unit centered around the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians. First graders read and discuss books, create a mural, complete a worksheet about five blessings in their life, prepare recipes from...
1st - 2nd Social Studies & History
The Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving
Students explore holidays by participating in class singing activities. In this Thanksgiving history lesson, students discuss the importance of Thanksgiving Day and read several poems which discuss the history of Thanksgiving. Students...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts