History of Thanksgiving - Digital and Paper

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4th - 10th, Homeschool
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As a history teacher, I struggle with how Thanksgiving is typically portrayed as a holiday celebrating a big happy feast between Pilgrims and Native Americans when that’s really not the whole (or even accurate) story. 

I think it is important for students to know the REAL story of Thanksgiving, which is why I am sharing my History of Thanksgiving resource with you! Go beyond telling the white-washed version of Thanksgiving this year and teach the TRUE and WHOLE story of Thanksgiving! 

This set of activities is designed to be an easy and accurate, no-prep approach to the study of Thanksgiving. No more looking for websites, primary sources, and videos to go with your lessons, this has it all included! 

What’s Included 

BOTH digital and paper versions of FIVE highly engaging activities to use in your celebration and study of Thanksgiving:

- History of Thanksgiving Video Notes

- The REAL Story Article and Notes

- Multiple Perspectives Article Analysis

- Compare/Contrast Analysis

- Primary Source Analysis Activity

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If you would like just the DIGITAL version of this resource, click HERE!

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  • “Excellent to use during distance learning. Great social studies activity for the week before Thanksgiving!”
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Total Pages
11 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).


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