The First Thanksgiving (Grades 3-5)

A historical journey of Thanksgiving explores the Mayflower voyage pact and the life of the colonial people by providing an understanding through writing and research.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Make a class library of Thanksgiving books
  • Use reader's theater to improve public speaking skills
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of a series of five assignments 
  • Make copies of the Mayflower Compact for each individual before starting the lesson (pdf included)
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Resource includes reproducibles, assessments, and video
  • Designed for group work
  • Easily integrated with social studies and language arts
Cons

  • None