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The First Thanksgiving: Common Core State Standards for Grades 6-8 Lessons

  • Grades: 6–8

The following Common Core state standards are addressed in the First Thanksgiving unit activities for grades 6-8, which include Voyage on the Mayflower, Daily Life, and The Thanksgiving Feast. There are also three First Thanksgiving assessment tasks.

 

Voyage on the Mayflower

Of Plymouth Plantation Close Read

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

Preparation: Notices and Wonders

  • CCRA.R.3
  • CCRA.R.7
  • CCRA.R.9
  • CCRA.W.8

Research Component

  • CCRA.W.2
  • CCRA.W.4
  • CCRA.W.7
  • CCRA.W.8
  • CCRA.W.10

Persuasive Letters

  • CCRA.W.1
  • CCRA.W.4
  • CCRA.W.7
  • CCRA.W.8
  • CCRA.W.9
  • CCRA.W.10

Mayflower Memories

  • CCRA.W.3
  • CCRA.W.4
  • CCRA.W.10
  • CCRA.SL.4
  • CCRA.SL.6

 

Daily Life

Of Plymouth Plantation Close Read

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

Lifestyle Comparisons

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

Voyage to the Future

  • CCRA.R.1
  • CCRA.R.3
  • CCRA.R.5
  • CCRA.W.3
  • CCRA.W.4
  • CCRA.W.7
  • CCRA.SL.1
  • CCRA.SL.6

 

The Thanksgiving Feast

Preparation

  • CCRA.R.1
  • CCRA.R.2
  • CCRA.R.3
  • CCRA.R.7
  • CCRA.W.8

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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