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The First Thanksgiving

Experience the First Thanksgiving with this interactive, immersive online activity and multimedia resources used in thousands of classrooms across the country every year.


PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8

Activity Type

  • Interactive Whiteboard Activities

The First Thanksgiving student activity offers books, lessons, media and resources to teach students the story behind our national holiday.


Learning Objectives

Scholastic's online activities are designed to support the teaching of standards-based skills. While participating in The First Thanksgiving activities, students learn to:

  • Use technology tools to access, explore, and synthesize information about the Mayflower, Pilgrims, Plymouth colony, Wampanoags, and the first Thanksgiving
  • Develop an understanding of why Pilgrims moved to the New World
  • Develop an understanding of the colonial and Wampanoag cultures of the early 1600s
  • Compare and contrast lifestyles of the Pilgrims and Wampanoags
  • Interpret information from timelines
  • Create a time line
  • Read for detail
  • Participate in a variety of active writing activities
  • Demonstrate comprehension through experiential response
  • Reflect on what has been learned after reading by formulating ideas, opinions, and personal responses

Go to The First Thanksgiving activity.

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Susan Cheyney

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