The Real First Thanksgiving Digital Activity

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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24 pages
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Do your kiddos still think that turkey was served at the First Thanksgiving? Do they know why the Pilgrims celebrated with a meal? Do they know the Native Americans were from the Wampanoag Tribe? This product is included in the Thanksgiving Games and Activities Mega Bundle

This interactive digital resource includes information about the historically accurate First Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag.

This fun and engaging resource goes from the Pilgrims' voyage to the 3 day feast and explains how Sarah Hale campaigned to make Thanksgiving a holiday. The pages have interactive elements.

What's Included?

Interactive PowerPoint lesson and printable companion booklet

PDF for links to Google Slides interactive lesson and Google Slides booklet

How to Use

In person Learning

Use either Interactive lessons for whole group teaching and have students fill in the companion resource together.


Distanced Learning

Assign the Google Slides booklet in Google Classroom. (students don't need the whole group lesson to complete this)

Topics Included

1. What Do You Know About the First Thanksgiving?

2. True/False statements about Thanksgiving

3. What Was Really Served at the Feast?

4. Pilgrims' Journey in the Mayflower

5. The Harsh Winter

6. The Wampanoag and Squanto's help

7. The Harvest Feast

8. Just the Facts- students recap all they've learned

9. A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim (link to interview)

10. A Day in the Life of the Wampanoag (link to interview)

11. The Mother of Thanksgiving

By the end, students will find out some little known facts about the First Thanksgiving that they can share with their families!

Depending on how in depth you go, this lesson could be taught in two 45 minute class periods. I usually take a 3-4 days.


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Total Pages
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