The lesson is designed for third graders to help them improve their language arts, history, and oral communication skills. This activity provides hands on experience for third graders, who are eager to apply classroom knowledge.
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Thanksgiving is a treasured national holiday, but it can look different from table to table. Through a reading passage, real-world images, and class discussion, scholars take a look into Thanksgiving's importance to the United States of...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
You Are the Historian: Investigating the First Thanksgiving
Young scholars examine the facts and myths that surround the "First Thanksgiving" (the harvest celebration of 1621) at Plimoth Colony. They study the role that historians play in the collection and dissemination of history and use their...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History
Thinking About Thanksgiving: Four Lessons Across the Curriculum
Bring two integrated curriculum resources about Thanksgiving to an elementary social studies unit. The first activity focuses on Squanto's contributions to the early Pilgrims' survival with a gardening activity in which learners add fish...
K - 8th Science
Thanksgiving - More Than a Thank You!
Here's a thought-provoking and engaging lesson for your charges. It's a Webquest about Thanksgiving. Groups of learners research Thanksgiving customs, history, and experiences. They are assigned the task of renaming Thanksgiving in order...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History