Elementary School Resource
Individually, students will reflect about their traditions, compare them with their peers’ and contrast their celebration with the first Thanksgiving. As a whole group, students will explore the first Thanksgiving with two interactive tours, and they will compare their ideas to common myths. With partners, students will explore Thanksgiving trivia, and they will come up with a list of reasons why this day was selected for a national holiday. As a whole group, students will analyze and discuss George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation.
Related NY State Academic Standards: W.7.2, SS.5.1.c.1, SS.5.3.b and more!
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