November would not be complete without studying Thanksgiving. Kate Waters's book, Giving Thanks: The 1621 Harvest Feast is an excellent way to look at what is considered the first Thanksgiving. It follows several days in the life of Pilgrim and Native American children who volunteer as interpreters at the Plimoth Plantation. This is a great way for students to see what life was like in the seventeenth century.
This is a unit study to go with the book Giving Thanks the 1621 Harvest Feast by Kate Waters
If you like this one, be sure to check out my other Thanksgiving Literature Studies
Samuel Eaton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy
Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl
Or you can save money by purchasing all three resources in one bundle for only $7.
Thanksgiving Literature Bundle: Featuring "Sarah Morton's Day", "Samuel Eaton's Day", and "Giving Thanks"
Included in this resource:
3 comprehension worksheets: one about Dancing Moccasins, one about Resolved, and one about the non-fiction selections offered at the end of the story.
1 vocabulary worksheet
1 worksheet to compare and contrast the two boys' activities
1 writing page to summarize how each group typically gave thanks
3 creative writing prompts
Answer keys are included for all of the worksheets