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We've created a fresh, new way for students to learn about Thanksgiving in a way that history can come alive! 4th-6th grade students explore the history of Thanksgiving as they rotate in small groups through independent, interactive, hands-on learning stations.
Each station has a different topic and includes a short informational text accompanied by a visual picture card. Students take notes at each station, then become part of the "living story" as they complete an assigned group task related to the text.
Station #1- The Mayflower: Narrated tableaus
Station #2- The First Winter: Pilgrim charades
Station #3- Samoset & Squanto: Reader's Theater (differentiated reader's theater texts included)
Station #4- Thanksgiving Feast: Venn Diagram food sort
(Optional) Station #5- Pilgrim Games
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.