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The First Thanksgiving: Common Core State Standards for Grades K-2 Lessons

  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2

The following Common Core state standards are addressed in the First Thanksgiving unit activities for grades K-2, 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 – Talking Drawings

  • CCRA.W.2

If You Were At The First Thanksgiving Read-Aloud

  • CCRA.R.1
  • CCRA.R.2
  • CCRA.R.3
  • CCRA.SL.2

Passengers’ Reflections

  • CCRA.SL.1
  • CCRA.SL.2

Picture Postcards

  • CCRA.W.3
  • CCRA.W.4
  • CCRA.W.9

Personal Timelines

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

 

Daily Life

Preparation – Talking Drawings

  • CCRA.W.2

If You Were At The First Thanksgiving Read-Aloud

  • CCRA.R.1
  • CCRA.R.2
  • CCRA.R.3
  • CCRA.SL.2

A Look at Lifestyles

  • CCRA.R.9
  • CCRA.W.2
  • CCRA.W.7
  • CCRA.W.9

A Day in Plymouth

  • CCRA.W.3
  • CCRA.W.4
  • CCRA.W.9

Wampanoag Ways

  • CCRA.W.4

 

The Thanksgiving Feast

If You Were At The First Thanksgiving Read-Aloud

  • CCRA.R.1
  • CCRA.R.2
  • CCRA.R.3
  • CCRA.SL.2

First Feast Collages

  • None applicable

From Harvest Feast to Holiday

  • CCRA.W.2
  • CCRA.W.4

 

Assessment Tasks

Narrative Task

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

Expository Task

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

  • Subjects:
    Pilgrims, Thanksgiving, Educational Standards
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