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The Thanksgiving Feast: A First Thanksgiving Activity

Students view a slideshow, read text, and go on a fact-finding mission to learn details related to the first Thanksgiving celebration.


PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12

Activity Type

  • Computer Lab Activities

Part of Scholastic’s “The First Thanksgiving” project, The Thanksgiving Feast online learning activities share details and clear up misconceptions about the first celebration in 1621.

  • Thanksgiving Slideshow: Students can click through 11 images and read accompanying text to see what the first “Turkey Day” might have looked like.
  • Web Quest: To answer seven multiple-choice questions, students visit Web sites about the Pilgrims, the Wampanoag, and the famous harvest feast, learning new facts along the way.

Learning Objectives

While participating in the The Thanksgiving Feastactivities, students will:

  • Use technology tools to access, explore, and synthesize information on the Pilgrims, Plimoth colony, Wampanoags, and the first Thanksgiving
  • Develop an understanding of the colonial and Wampanoag cultures of the early 1600s
  • Read for detail
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