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Thanksgiving is on its way! One of my favorite ways to cover this bit of history is by integrating Social Studies and Language Arts. This way, my students are learning some important history while practicing various reading and writing skills.
This unit includes a variety of activities that can be used to teach your students about the Mayflower, the Pilgrims, and The First Thanksgiving. A little bit of life science has been included too! A few years ago I decided to include turkeys in my Thanksgiving unit; the kids love learning about that bird! This set also includes a variety of writing pages that you could use for narrative writing in your classroom.
The following materials are included in this download:
A list of contents/suggestions for use
Mayflower WH’s organizer
Student Created Mayflower Fact Mini Book
What Could You Bring? (Mayflower sorting activity)
Pilgrim’s Life/My Life Venn diagram
Native Americans Could/Had/Were
Native American Web
The First Thanksgiving Circle Map
The First Thanksgiving/Thanksgiving Today Venn diagram
Truth or Lie? (Students write three truths and one lie about the Pilgrims/First Thanksgiving)
Fact/Opinion Scoot (all information related to Pilgrims/First Thanksgiving)
3 Paragraph Puzzles about the Pilgrims/First Thanksgiving
The First Thanksgiving Writing Paper
Turkey Fact Mingle
Turkey Fact Flap Book
Sarah Hale Comprehension Questions
How to Cook a Turkey Writing Paper
If I Were a Pilgrim Writing Paper
My Thanksgiving Traditions Writing Paper
I’m Thankful for… Writing Paper
Blank Title Line Writing Paper
Lined Writing Paper (to be used as a second page of writing with any of the included writing pages)
Be sure to check out the preview file to see what’s included!
This unit is aligned to the following CCSS Language Arts standards:
2.W.1 Opinion Writing
2.W.2 Informative/Explanatory Writing
2.W.3 Narrative Writing
2.RI.1 Ask and answer such questions such as who, what, when, where, why, and how.
2.RI.10 Read and comprehend informational text