Students will see beyond the kids table as they research the significance of Thanksgiving.
Conducted with expert historical interpreters from Plimoth Plantation, a living museum of 17th-century Plymouth that showcases the Wampanoag People and the Colonial English community in the 1600s, these interviews are a creative entry point into life in 1621.
Here are three quick ideas to help you get started:
- Break each interview into short sections and assign small groups to perform the interviews
- Have students write a letter as one of the characters portrayed in an interviews
- Use the interviews as research starters and have students write their own original reader's theater skits
For more first Thanksgiving resources, explore The First Thanksgiving online activity.
Teach your students about 17th-century America and the history of Thanksgiving with ready-to-go classroom activities, book resources, colorful crafts, and more.