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The Pilgrims Thanksgiving Lesson Plans & Interactive Notebook Activities Bundle

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The Pilgrims Thanksgiving Lesson Plans & Interactive Notebook Activities Bundle with Test Prep Passage

The Story of the Pilgrims Lesson Plans MEGA Bundle

★ Includes our FREE Informational Text Test Prep Passage which can be used for grades 4+. However, this passage can also be used for enrichment purposes and as a close-read exercise.★

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The lesson plans that accompany this bundle are intended for grades 2-4. The interactive notebook/lapbook applications, test prep passage, and document depot are most appropriate for grades 3 and 4; as well as for enrichment purposes for grade 2. In addition, students in grades 1 and 2 have found success working on the enrichment options with the assistance of teachers and/or parents. There are also a wide variety of student options provided throughout the bundle that can be used for differentiation, reteaching, enrichment, and small groupings. Teachers should pick and choose the activities and options that work best for them and are most useful and appropriate for their students. Teachers can also go back to certain aspects of this bundle later in the semester and even years to follow, as students at different levels attain the skills which allow them to accomplish more of the challenging tasks.

This bundle requires absolutely NO PREPARATION and is great for National American Indian Heritage Month (November 1-30), especially during the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving!

Lesson Plans Overview:

The Story of the Pilgrims
Lesson Plan #1: Leaving Europe
Lesson Plan #2: The Mayflower
Lesson Plan #3: Plymouth
Lesson Plan #4: The Wampanoag
Lesson Plan #5: Learning Menu Distribution
Lesson Plan #6: The First Thanksgiving
Lesson Plan #7: 3 TO 1 Pilgrims Assignment
Lesson Plan #8: Edit/Revise/Publish
Lesson Plan #9: Present Published Pilgrims Books

Social Studies Folder Checklist, Learning Menu & Checklist, along with Rubric included. In addition, as a bonus, receive our 3-TO-1 Homework and Classwork Assignments activities! Web links are also included.

Thematically Integrated and Common Core Aligned.


The Story of The Pilgrims Interactive Notebook & Lapbook Activities

The Story of The Pilgrims Interactive Notebook & Lapbook Activities allows students to think on a higher level by virtue of collaborative and imaginative work. Students will create their lapbooks and/or use the templates for an interactive notebook for differentiated, self-directed learning! Perfect for the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving for a true appreciation of the holiday!

★ ☆ ★ This bundle requires absolutely NO PREPARATION! ★ ☆ ★

Lapbooks are a type of portfolio or collection of student work on a variety of topics using flaps and/or folded displays. Most lapbooks are created out of office file folders which are then folded in half. Lapbooks allow students to showcase their work by providing them an interactive space for sketches and drawings, story summaries, graphical information, timelines, charts, and other forms of written work. Best of all, they can range from any topic or unit study. They truly let students creatively display their work in a way that interests them the most, which allows for a multitude of differentiation for each individual student.

This 84-page MEGA packet includes loads of interactive notebook and lapbook activities:

• How to create a lapbook
• Using Composition Notebooks
• How to use the Vocabulary Cards Effectively Through Differentiation and Diverse Learners
• Uncommon Learning: Customized Activities Options
• Pre-selected technology integration interactive website links provided
• Vocabulary Cards Pocket with 27 pre-made, no-prep cards
• Notebook Vocabulary Fold Cards
• Vocabulary Word Work Cards Homework / Classwork / Group Activities
• The 8 Strands of The Pilgrims Graphic Organizer
• The Pilgrims Accordion Timeline
• Talk Like A Pilgrim - 17th Century English to 21st Century English Words: Create your own English to English Picture Dictionary
• Talk Like A Wampanoag - 17th Century English to 21st Century English Words: Create your own English to Wampanoag Picture Dictionary
• Compare and contrast The Pilgrims and The Wampanoag (Venn)
• Compare and contrast The Mayflower and The Santa Maria (Bracket)
• Compare and contrast Plymouth and Jamestown (Bracket)
• The Wampanoag: Longhouse Research
• The Mayflower Compact
• The Pilgrims Informational Diamond
• Map Skills: The Pilgrims Settle
• Cause & Effects Flaps: What is the cause and effect of European exploration in North America?
• No prep, pre-made Important Figure Fact Envelope with 16 pre-made cards
• The Pilgrims Enrichment Diamond Fold
• Famous Pilgrim Figure Spotlight: William Bradford, Squanto
• Cause and Effect Trifold: What are some of the causes and effects of The Pilgrims coming to America?
• What would a Pilgrim think if he/she could see America today? What would a Wampanoag think if he/she could see America today?
• The Mayflower
• The Mayflower Create A Cross-Section Cutaway
• Compare & Contrast Venn Trifold: Navigational Tools
• Book-Style Flapbooks: Pilgrims, The Wampanoag
• Social Media Technology: #PlymouthRock: “Sign in” and register your arrival on Plymouth Rock
• Create A Travel Brochure
• Pros & Cons Flip Tabs
• 5-Point Pentagon: Pilgrim Homes
• Animals Fact Cards of The New World Farms
• All About…Life on Board (Sailors) Trapezoid Foldable
• Art Focus of Native Americans
• Pilgrims and Wampanoag Traditional Dress
• Create A Wampanoag Flag
• Create A Pilgrim Flag
• Maize / Crops
• Science & Technology: Growing Food in The New World
• Thanksgiving
• Create A Political Cartoon
• Create A Hornbook
• Create A Journal Entry
• Time Travel Souvenir Chest: If you could go back in time and travel with the Pilgrims to America, what three souvenirs would you bring back?
• Compare and Contrast: Massachusetts: Then and Now Foldable Activity
• 3-2-1 Student Self-Assessment

Common Core aligned thematic unit; 84 engaging pages.

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