Looking for a beginning research lesson for Thanksgiving?
This unit compares the daily lives of Pilgrims and Native Americans using the Scholastic Thanksgiving Website
This partial lesson focuses on the CLOTHING worn by both groups. Kindergarten and first grade students are introduced to the concept of research by listening/reading the information on the website. They then choose the appropriate words from a word bank and write a sentence to answer a research question.
Students choose a picture of the source they used, the title, and author of the source. Finally, students draw a picture of Pilgrims/Native American in their appropriate clothing. This lesson can be modeled as a whole group activity or as an individual assignment (or both).
For the whole research unit, go to The First Thanksgiving Research Unit