A Day of Thanks

This Topic Mini-Research Web Page was developed for
Mrs. Donna Morris' Kindergarten class at Berrien Primary School

Designed by Ashley Purvis, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher


Pilgrims & Indians
What did the Pilgrims and Indians eat on the First Thanksgiving?  You can go to this website to find out what Pilgrims and Indians ate and why we still celebrate this today.
Why was the Mayflower so important for the Pilgrims?  Discover this website to find out more information about the Mayflower and who the Pilgrims were.  This is also another neat website that has pictures and sounds about the Mayflower and the First Thanksgiving. 
Can you describe what the Pilgrims wore?  This website describes what Pilgrim men, women, and children wore back then.  Let's take a look
Want to know more about Turkeys?  Explore this website, and find out more about Turkeys

Topic Mini-Research Real World Activity

Congratulations!  You have been invited to go on a cruise on the Mayflower to America, the new world, in 1621.  You have just arrived and you have just met some interesting new people called the Wampanoag Indians.  After your long journey to the new world, you have just finished your new village that took 10 long months to build!    Your starving  and you have just made friends with Wampanoag Indians.  Now it is time to have a feast that no one will ever forget!

Your job is to prepare a Thanksgiving feast .  Go to the Thanksgiving Feast Slideshow to help you plan a meal.   Then draw and color your meal on a paper plate.
Steps to Complete Real World Activity
  1. Explore the slideshow about the first Thanksgiving Feast
  2. As you are viewing the website, think about the food that the Pilgrims and Indians prepared for the first Thanksgiving feast. 
  3. Decide which foods you liked the best and what you would like to add to your Thanksgiving feast. 
  4. Now make your own Thanksgiving feast using the provided materials (Paper plates, crayons, and markers).  Draw, color, and label the foods you would like to have for your own Thanksgiving feast.

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