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Packing the Pilgrimís Trunk: Personalizing History in the Elementary Classroom

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Packing the Pilgrimís Trunk: Personalizing History in the Elementary Classroom

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Nine 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Devon Hamner

Devon Hamner

Grand Island, Nebraska


National Council of Teachers of English


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Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.


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Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 26

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.


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Grades   K – 12  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer

Venn Diagram, 2 Circles

Students use this graphic organizer to describe similarities and differences between two objects.


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