November 15th, 2016

Middle School Resource: Thanksgiving: Past, Present and Future by ECSDM


Middle School Resource

Thanksgiving: Past, Present and Future

  • 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, ELA.7.R.1.B, ELA.7.R.1.F

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