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56 resources with the concept the first thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving for Lower Elementary

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Add a bit of festive flair to your instruction with a collection designed to enhance a Thanksgiving holiday celebration. Take your pick from a variety of lesson plans, activities, worksheets, printables, presentation, and...
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A Day of Thanks

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Celebrate Thanksgiving with a collection of lessons, printables, and other resources for teaching about Thanksgiving in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. The activities address skills in both social studies and language arts,...
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Thanksgiving Math Worksheets Grades 5–8

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Gobble these math worksheets up just in time for Thanksgiving. From problem solving to graphing, class members practice their math skills with a collection packed with Thanksgiving-themed worksheets.
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Thanksgiving for Upper Elementary

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
This Thanksgiving, get in the festive spirit with a collection that offers a unit, and a variety of lesson plans, worksheets, and articles. Want more? Check out each article for additional resources to add to your learning experience and...
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Lincoln's 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
While most Americans connect the celebration of Thanksgiving to a colonial celebration of pilgrims and Native Americans, the national holiday was actually the product of a war-time measure by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War....
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History In A New Light: Illuminating the Archaeology of Historic Patuxet and Plymouth

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Sixty-seven pages take scholars on a digital tour through the exhibit, History in a New Light: Illuminating the Archaeology of Historic Patuxet and Plymouth. Crystal clear pictures accompanied by text offer a deep understanding of the...
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History In A New Light: Illuminating the Archaeology of Historic Patuxet and Plymouth

For Students 4th - 12th
A 12-minute virtual tour introduces viewers to the newest exhibition at the Plymouth Plantation museum. The video, featuring artifacts from an archaeological dig at historic Patuxet and Plymouth, begins with Wampanoag displays and moves...
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The First Thanksgiving Feast for Grades 6–8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's time for the feast! Young historians complete their study of the First Thanksgiving by completing an online activity, watching a slideshow, and examining a First Thanksgiving timeline. After answering text-dependent questions to...
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Pilgrim and Wampanoag Daily Life for Grades 6–8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Two slide shows, viewed side-by-side, permit middle schoolers to compare and contrast the lives of the Pilgrims of the Plimoth colony and the Wampanoags. Four videos take learners on virtual field trips to the Plymouth plantation. And an...
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Voyage on the Mayflower for Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Following an online activity, scholars complete a Grafitti Wall in which small groups write words and phrases on chart paper pertaining to Pilgrims, the Mayflower, and Thanksgiving. Pupils perform a close reading then answer a series of...
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Pilgrim and Wampanoag Daily Life for Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Thirteen steps make up a lesson that challenges pupils to compare and contrast the daily lives of Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe. Learners revisit the Graffiti Wall then break into small groups for an investigative reading assignment...
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The First Thanksgiving Feast for Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars examine the first Thanksgiving through books and interviews while they complete a KWL chart. Pretending they are part of the feast, learners craft a scrapbook page that features images related to their experience. Pupils reflect...
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Voyage on the Mayflower for Grades 6–8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Imagine living in the hold of a sailing ship for 63 days, enduring rough seas and autumn storms. As part of a study of the voyage of the Mayflower, class members examine an online resource that details life about the ship, watch a slide...
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The History of Thanksgiving

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
The first Thanksgiving is the focus of a lesson that boosts reading comprehension and interview skills. Half the class reads about Pilgrims while the other half reads about the Native American, Squanto. After answering questions, pupils...
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Voyage on the Mayflower

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
After completing an online activity about the Mayflower, scholars draw a picture about what they know of the Thanksgiving holiday, including a one-sentence summary. A reading of If You Were at the First Thanksgiving by Anne Kamma is the...
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Pilgrim and Wampanoag Daily Life

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
A lesson plan looks at the Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe during the first Thanksgiving. Scholars compare and contrast information presented by an online activity then discuss their findings. Learners examine the two group's daily routines...
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The First Thanksgiving Feast

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Following an online activity, scholars listen to a read-aloud of If You Were at the First Thanksgiving by Anne Kamma. Pupils discuss their family traditions and complete a T-chart comparing the holiday then and now. Collages are made to...
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Thanksgiving Mourning

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Two primary sources, a speech, and an article provide tweens and teens with different perspectives of the American Thanksgiving holiday. After analyzing Wamsutta James' suppressed speech and Jacqueline Keeler's article, class members use...
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Recognizing Native American Perspectives: Thanksgiving and the National Day of Mourning

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Thanksgiving—is it a national celebration or the National Day of Mourning? That depends on the point of view. Young historians analyze a speech written by Wamsutta James that presents a Native American view of Thanksgiving. The lesson...
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On This Day: Mayflower Compact

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Learners consider how the Mayflower Compact created a sense of order for the new residents of North America. Video clips include a scholar and a re-enactor playing Plymouth Gov. William Bradford, and others include Native American...
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Plimoth Plantation Virtual Field Trips

For Students 3rd - 8th
Take a virtual field trip to Plimoth Plantation with four video tours and a slideshow. Videos take viewers aboard the Mayflower, inside a pilgrim village, to a Wampanoag homesite, and the Plimoth Plantation. Slideshow pictures are...
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A Story of Survival: The Wampanoag and the English

For Students Pre-K - 4th Standards
Redesign your holiday celebrations with the aid of a lesson plan booklet packed with facts, images, maps, activities, and readings about the three-day feast that marked the English settlers' first successful harvest.
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The Pilgrims: The Origins of Separatism

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why did the Separatists want to leave the Church of England? A short video introduces viewers to some of the tenets of this religious movement that led the Pilgrims to America.
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The Pilgrims: Native American Relationship to the Land

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
An informative video sets the context for a lesson that asks young historians to consider how cultural values influence perspective. Groups compare the attitudes reflected in a journal entry of a member of the Plymouth Colony to those of...