Thankful for Thanksgiving
This topic Mini-Research & Literature Web Page was developed for Ms. Sharp's Kindergarten Class at Pine Grove Elementrary School Designed By Britni Jones, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher

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turkey Check this site out to see what the Pilgrims and Indians ate at the First Thanksgiving. Think about what your favorite food at Thanksgiving is. Also check out this site to find out more about the First Thanksgiving.

Additional Websites: Thanksgiving
Investigate the First Thanksgiving
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Do you know who Squanto is? Did you know he visited England and knew how to speak with the English visitors? What is a wigwam?
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Did you know the Pilgrims sailed on the Mayflower? Could you imagiane sailing for 65 days in cold and damp weather?
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Want to learn more about the turkey? Is it true that Ben Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird? Find out on this website.

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Scenario Mission

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We are going to pretend that we are going to the First Thanksgiving. You have to decide if you are going to be a Pilgrim or an Indian, and if you need help deciding on which one and what you wear click here. After you decide whether you are going to be a Pilgrim or an Indian, you have to decide what food you are going to bring. If you need help deciding what you are going to bring to the celebration click here. After you know who you are going to be and what you are going to bring, draw a picture and be ready to tell about the picture.


Mission Steps

1. Explore the different websites that I have linked above.
2. Decide if you are going to be a Pilgrim or an Indian. Remember if you need to see what they wore click here.
3. Draw a picture of yourself as a Pilgrim or an Indian.
4. Think about what food you are going to take to the feast. Don't forget if you need help deciding to click here.
5. Draw a picture of the food you are going to take to the celebration. They have to be foods that they ate at the First Thanksgiving.
6. After you have drawn yourself and the food you are taking, be ready to describe the picture.





Topic Literature Activity

Happy Thanksgiving
Margaret McNamara

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Topic Literature Activity
Using Critical Thinking Questions
Check out this link to read about the First Thanksgiving. It tells you all about the Indians and Pilgrims that were in our story. You can also go investigate the First Thanksgiving and see what the Indians and Pilgrims wore.

1. If you could change anything about the story what would you change and why?
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Would you rather dress up as an Indian, Pilgrim or a turkey? Why?







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