Thanksgiving Origins

Our Thanksgiving Origins lesson plan teaches students about the origins of Thanksgiving. They learn how Thanksgiving began, how it evolved, and the lasting impact of its beginnings today.

Our Thanksgiving Origins lesson plan introduces students to the origins of Thanksgiving and the history behind the holiday. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner to create three Thanksgiving meals: one with foods from 1621, one with modern foods, and one with a mix of the two. Students are also asked to use each of the letters in Thanksgiving to list things they are thankful for at home, school, or with friends and family members.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define Thanksgiving and explain the history of the holiday, as well as identify some facts and myths of the first Thanksgiving.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7

 

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subject

Social Studies, Video

grade-level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

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    12/07/2021
    Anonymous
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    Excellent Resource

    This is a well put together resource with excellent teaching materials that are easy to follow.

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    12/04/2020
    Andrea D.
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    The lesson was very engaging for my students , the images and videos really paints the picture of the lesson for my visual learner. thank you so much!! hopefully I can donate the next time.

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    11/28/2020
    Laurie R.
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    Love your papers thanks for making them.

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    11/19/2020
    Kelly H.
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    Great Thanksgiving teaching resource.

    Used this with my homeschooled 7 year old. He was completely engaged--and isnt' that what we dream of?

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    04/16/2020
    Haroldine K.
    US US

    Great resource

    I used this resource in a 6-8th grade class for my Social Studies lesson on Thanksgiving. It was very informative and interesting.