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The First Thanksgiving: Common Core State Standards for Grades 3-5 Lessons

  • Grades: 3–5

The following Common Core state standards are addressed in the First Thanksgiving unit activities for grades 3-5, which include Voyage on the Mayflower, Daily Life, and The Thanksgiving Feast. There are also three First Thanksgiving assessment tasks.

 

Voyage on the Mayflower

Preparation: Graffiti Wall

  • CCRA.W.7
  • CCRA.W.8
  • CCRA.SL.5

Mayflower Compact Close Read: First Reading

  • CCRA.R.1
  • CCRA.R.2
  • CCRA.R.4
  • CCRA.R.5

Mayflower Compact Close Read: Second Reading

  • CCRA.R.1
  • CCRA.R.2
  • CCRA.R.4
  • CCRA.R.5

Mayflower Compact Close Read: Third Reading

  • CCRA.R.1
  • CCRA.R.2
  • CCRA.R.4
  • CCRA.R.5

Mayflower Schematics

  • CCRA.R.7
  • CCRA.W.2
  • CCRA.W.7
  • CCRA.W.10

Passengers’ Reflections

  • CCRA.R.1
  • CCRA.R.2
  • CCRA.R.5

Letters to England

  • CCRA.W.3
  • CCRA.W.4
  • CCRA.W.8
  • CCRA.W.10

 

Daily Life

Preparation: Graffiti Wall

  • CCRA.W.7
  • CCRA.W.8

Preparation: Venn Diagram

  • CCRA.R.1
  • CCRA.R.7
  • CCRA.R.9
  • CCRA.W.7
  • CCRA.W.8
  • CCRA.W.9

Lifestyle Reporters

  • CCRA.W.2
  • CCRA.W.7
  • CCRA.W.8
  • CCRA.W.9
  • CCRA.W.10

Wampanoag Ways

  • CCRA.R.1
  • CCRA.R.2
  • CCRA.R.5

 

The Thanksgiving Feast

Special Scrapbooks

  • CCRA.R.1
  • CCRA.R.7
  • CCRA.R.9

Personal Perspectives

  • CCRA.R.7
  • CCRA.W.7
  • CCRA.W.8

 

Assessment Tasks

Narrative Task

  • CCRA.W.3
  • CCRA.W.4
  • CCRA.W.8
  • CCRA.W.9
  • CCRA.W.10

Expository Task

  • CCRA.W.2
  • CCRA.W.4
  • CCRA.W.8
  • CCRA.W.9
  • CCRA.W.10

Argumentative Task

  • CCRA.W.1
  • CCRA.W.4
  • CCRA.W.8
  • CCRA.W.9
  • CCRA.W.10

  • Subjects:
    Pilgrims, Thanksgiving, Educational Standards
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