This graphic organizer is a great way to teach "wants vs needs" during the Thanksgiving season! First, I review who the Pilgrims were and how the Mayflower was intended to carry cargo, not people. We discuss how limited the Pilgrims were in the items they could bring with them on the Mayflower, then I have the students use this graphic organizer to brainstorm what they would want to bring and what they would need to bring with them if they were going on the Mayflower. Depending on the grade level, students could either draw or write their list of needs and wants.
***This file also now includes a more generic writing prompt:
Needs vs. Wants
Theme: wants vs needs, Pilgrims, Mayflower, Thanksgiving, graphic organizer, Christmas