Thanksgiving - City University of New York

Thanksgiving - City University of New York

Thanksgivi ng 1 Maria Ramirez PS 145M Fall 2010 2 Thanksgiving Lesson

First Grade 3 Objective # 1 Gain an understanding of the history of the Pilgrims and Native Americans and their first Thanksgiving in 1621. 4 Objective # 2: Gain

knowledge on the different foods harvested and eaten during the Thanksgiving 5 Objective # 3: Gain knowledge on how different

families celebrate Thanksgiving. 6 Materials Needed: Books The Night Before Thanksgiving By: Natasha Wing and Tammie Lyon Pilgrims First Thanksgiving By: Ann McGovern and Elroy Freem Thanksgiving is for Giving

Thanks By: Margaret Sutherland and Sonja Lamut 7 Materials Needed: Autumns Harvest DVD Foods to taste test.

Scissors Paper Magazines Pencils Glue Power point

8 Student Activity # 1 Food Taste Testing Watch Autumns Harvest Discuss with the class the different kinds of foods that are consumed at Thanksgiving. Have food pre-made Taste test the different foods and discuss how they taste.

9 Student Activity # 2 Thankful Collage Read The Night Before Thanksgiving Discuss some things that you could be

thankful for. Pass out materials and have children make their own thankful collage. 10 Student Activity # 3 Story

Read Pilgrims First Thanksgiving Discuss how it would have felt to be a pilgrim child. Discuss things the pilgrim children and their families did during this time. Have children write a story about how they would have felt and what they would have liked to do if they were a pilgrim during this time. 11

Homework and Follow Up Interview Family on Traditions Have children come up with questions to ask their family. (centered around Thanksgiving traditions) Take questions home and ask family.

Bring answers back and share them with the class. 12

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