Thanksgiving History (No Prep Video Lesson Plan)

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Social Studies Studio
Grade Levels
Not Grade Specific
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8 pages
Social Studies Studio


Perfect Grab and Go Lesson!

With this generation of students, preparing a lesson is really challenging especially when you need to diversify your way of sharing the concepts and creativity plays a big role in this. One great way of engaging students to learn is showing a video but it will be very tiring to put it all together.

Here at Social Studies Studio, we got you covered! Our video lesson series provides you with links to engaging videos that your students are guaranteed to love! You are also provided with an engaging lesson that is based off the videos students view. All lesson plans come with

• Video Links

• Discussion Prompts

• Note Taking Strategies and Worksheets

• Individual Lesson Activity (Engaging)

• 4 Depths of Knowledge Questions

• Project/Extension Activities

At the end of this lesson, students are expected to answer the following questions:

DOK 1: In your own words describe what Thanksgiving is?

DOK 2: List and Describe five things that surprised you about the history of Thanksgiving?

DOK 3: Compare and contrast how your family celebrates Thanksgiving in comparison to the first Thanksgiving.

DOK 4: Using information from the videos, describe what we can do as a present-day society to promote equality and cultural appreciation.

Students will also be challenged to complete two journal activities that will challenge students to compare & contrast and use their background knowledge to answer questions about Thanksgiving and how it relates to their lives.

This lesson can also be used as a substitute or review activity. All lessons have been tested in classrooms and teachers have had success! This is also a perfect lesson for any educator looking for ways to get their students actively using different types of resources to educate themselves.

Total Pages
8 pages
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