Native American History; Early Exploration and Settlements; Ceremony and Tradition; Pilgrims; Autumn Themes
These interactive activities, lesson plans, and virtual field trips to Plimoth Plantation bring the history of Thanksgiving to life.
Native American; Visual Arts
Children engage in educational activities related to Native American culture, including a guessing game and dream analysis.
Social Studies; Outdoor Activities and Recreation; Cities and States; City Life; Science Experiments and Projects
Your students will take a wildlife field trip of your neighborhood to discover what lives there in this Magic School Bus activity.
Assessment; Vocabulary; Elections and Voting
Build vocabulary word comprehension skills as well as word-learning strategies related to presidential elections.
Body Parts; Human Body; Science Experiments and Projects; Observation
Your students can explore bones and joints by comparing their own hands and arms to a chicken wing.
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This lesson plan gives younger students an in-depth look into the First Thanksgiving and helps them understand the experiences of the Pilgrims on their voyage to the New World.
Now aligned to Common Core State Standards! With this lesson plan, take a closer look at the historical significance of the Pilgrims' voyage, settlement, and first harvest celebration.
With Common Core-aligned lesson plans, your students will explore the relationships between the Pilgrims and Wampanoag, including their experiences, actions, and decisions relating to the settlement of Plimoth colony.
Students may use these side-by-side slideshows to compare and contrast the daily lives of pilgrims and the Wampanoags, a local Native American tribe.
Have your students explore The First Thanksgiving interactive unit and then test their knowledge of Thanksgiving vocabulary with this multiple-choice quiz.
Transcripts of interviews with historical interpreters from Plimoth Plantation to use as inspiration for a Thanksgiving-themed reader's theater
Use this activity set to explore some of the contributions Native Americans have made, and continue to make, to the culture, tradition, and history of our country.
Inspire students with a lesson in what it means to be a veteran and the symbols, songs, and pledges that define American patriotism.
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