The Thanksgiving Story we tell to our elementary students is a nice, heartwarming story; but almost none of it is true! Use these three informational readings plus three matching math centers to help your students understand more of the truth about the first Thanksgiving!
Social studies, literacy, math, and critical thinking are seamlessly interwoven into games your students will love.
Notes to the teacher provide easy suggestions for differentiation
for each game. No prep necessary
, just print what you need and add a few dice! There are even teacher notes and a table of contents that help you quickly see just what you need to print, and it is all black and white
so you won't waste any ink or have to wait for a color printer! A list of skills addressed by each math center
help you quickly see what your students will be working on. See the list when you download the preview
: 100% Spanish, and suitable for dual language, dual immersion, bilingual, and native Spanish-speaking classrooms
How It Works:
Three separate topics with informational readings and math activities are included. Topic 1: Myths and Facts about the First Thanksgiving.
An informational reading page opens the topic, and a game simulating the attendance at the harvest celebration banquet of 1621 follows. Graphing skills and interpreting information take center stage here. Topic 2: Sickness in Patuxet.
Informational reading about the Wampanoag plague that emptied the village of Patuxet, where Plymouth was founded soon after, leads to an activity simulating the disappearance of the Patuxet tribe. Students will practice multiplying by 9 and multi digit subtraction, and do it far more times than on a standard worksheet, with a purpose to keep them going! Topic 3: Eating with the Wampanoag.
The informational reading describes the Wampanoag diet and how they obtained their food, and leads to a game of strategy and luck in which students go fishing with the Wampanoag. There are four different instruction pages, each of which makes the game different enough to require varying strategies. It can be used as a competitive or a cooperative game, and older or advanced students can use the strategy analysis sheets and suggestions from the teacher's notes.
Specific skills are listed for teacher reference, though specific standards are not referenced in this product. See the skills in the preview.
With the options for differentiation, this game can be used easily in grades 3-5. It is specially designed to meet the needs of students in each of these grade levels, without stretching.
Informational texts and math activities or centers.
All black and white, perfect to print and go in an instant!
PLEASE LOOK AT THE PREVIEW TO SEE EVERYTHING INCLUDED IN THIS RESOURCE!
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