The lesson plan 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
Practicing Listening and Reading Closely: The Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address
Thanksgiving doesn't occur only once a year for the Haudenosaunee. Weave a lesson about reading closely with an inspiring message about eternal gratitude for all of the elements of creation into a unit on Native American tribes. After...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
The Pilgrims: Alliance with Massasoit’s People and the First Thanksgiving
Is the story of the First Thanksgiving actually all it's said to have been? Watch a video that sheds light on the event, who Samoset and Massasoit were, and what the First Thanksgiving was really all about.
5 mins 2nd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Thinking About Thanksgiving: 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 Math