Thanksgiving: Interactive, Self-Directed Learning Stations

Thanksgiving: Interactive, Self-Directed Learning Stations
Thanksgiving: Interactive, Self-Directed Learning Stations
Thanksgiving: Interactive, Self-Directed Learning Stations
Thanksgiving: Interactive, Self-Directed Learning Stations
Thanksgiving: Interactive, Self-Directed Learning Stations
Thanksgiving: Interactive, Self-Directed Learning Stations
Thanksgiving: Interactive, Self-Directed Learning Stations
Thanksgiving: Interactive, Self-Directed Learning Stations
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The ONLY Thanksgiving resource you will ever need- a fresh way for history to come alive! Students explore the history of Thanksgiving as they rotate in small groups through independent, interactive, hands-on learning stations.

Each self-directed station has a different topic and includes a short informational text (differentiated texts included) accompanied by a visual picture card. Students take notes at each station, then become part of the "living story" as they complete a group task card related to the topic.

Station #1- The Mayflower: Narrated tableaus

Station #2- The First Winter: Pilgrim charades

Station #3- Samoset & Squanto: Reader's Theater

Station #4- Thanksgiving Feast: Venn Diagram food sort

(Optional) Station #5- Corn Husk Figures: Construct a "corn" husk doll

(Optional) Station #5- Pilgrim Games

After visiting the stations, students can construct a written response to summarize what they have learned. Two writing options are included- tab book or 1 page summary and optional craftivity.

These activities can be complete in one day or spread out over a few days.

Your students will LOVE to engage in these lessons and activities while learning more about the history of Thanksgiving.

Find out more about these Thanksgiving lesson plans on our blog, here.

"Thanksgiving: Teacher-Directed Mini Lessons" are also available for 1st-3rd grade.

Log in to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.
Total Pages
78 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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