Thanksgiving: Mrs. Purpilopolis and the Purple Adventure Goggles

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The adventures of substitute teacher, Mrs. Purpilopolis and her Purple Adventure Goggles. This adventure has students travel back to learn about the very first Thanksgiving. While wearing the purple adventure goggles, the students are witnesses to history being able to see and hear history as it is happening. Lots of factual information/discussion questions included:


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6. Mrs. Paddington and the Silver Mousetrap Shoppe(Historical Fiction)
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9. The adventures of substitute teacher, Mrs. Purpilopolis and her Purple Adventure Goggles.This adventure has students travel back to learn about Alexander Graham Bell. While wearing the purple adventure goggles, the students are witnesses to history being able to see and hear history as it is happening. Reading comprehension in content area/comprehension questions: Mrs. Purpilopolis and the Purple Adventure Goggles: Alexander Graham Bell

10. The adventures of substitute teacher, Mrs. Purpilopolis and her Purple Adventure Goggles. This adventure has students travel back to learn about George Washington. While wearing the purple adventure goggles, the students are witnesses to history being able to see and hear history as it is happening. Reading in content area/comprehension questions, too. Mrs. Purpilopolis and the Purple Adventure Goggles: George Washington

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Learn about the interesting gift that Thomas Jefferson received on New Year's Day, in 1802. The whopper of a cheese tipped the scale at about 1235 pounds. The reading also includes a Did You Know? section with lots of informative factoids about Thomas Jefferson, comprehension questions and seven extension activities. Great for a study of the author of the Declaration of Independence, for President's Week or for a reading in the content area. Thomas Jefferson and the Mammoth Cheese Reading
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