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Myth and Truth: The “First Thanksgiving”

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Myth and Truth: The “First Thanksgiving”

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Calendar Activities

Professional Library

 

CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 28

America celebrates Thanksgiving Day today.

After reading the book Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving, students read the letter Hale sent to Lincoln and brainstorm a list of ways to make their community better.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 5

Today is Native American writer Leslie Marmon Silko's birthday.

Students revive elements of the oral tradition by writing about something funny that happened to them recently, sharing with classmates, and discussing the changes that occur during the retelling of the stories.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Roots and Branches: A Resource of Native American Literature

This valuable resource book offers teachers an opportunity to learn and to teach about Native American literatures in context. Susag examines the historical and literary contexts that frame the literary work of Native peoples.

 

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