Teaching About the First Thanksgiving

Learners research information about the Mayflower, Pilgrims, the Plymouth Colony, the Wampanoags, and the first Thanksgiving. They take an online tour of the Mayflower, interpret timelines, create a postcard, and compare and contrast the life of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoags Indian tribe.

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Classroom Considerations

  • The resource is an overview of the unit as a whole; click on the relevant lesson plan to find the specific steps for classroom implementation

  • Provides links for three different age groups: Pre-K-2, 3-5, and 6-8
  • Aligned to a number of Common Core standards
  • Includes all necessary worksheets and printables

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