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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 27
    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.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Myth and Truth: The “First Thanksgiving”
    By exploring myths surrounding the Wampanoag, the pilgrims, and the "First Thanksgiving," this lesson asks students to think critically about commonly believed myths regarding the Wampanoag Indians in colonial America.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Packing the Pilgrim’s Trunk: Personalizing History in the Elementary Classroom
    Students make personal connections between their lives and those of Pilgrim children by following the Pilgrims' move to the New World, their daily lives and struggles and their first Thanksgiving.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing
    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.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    An Exploration of The Crucible through Seventeenth-Century Portraits
    In this lesson, students incorporate analyses of characters from The Crucible with examinations of original seventeenth-century portraits of Puritans to create a visual portrait of the character. The project culminates in a “Portrait Gallery Walk” where students present and defend their artwork.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Spend a Day in My Shoes: Exploring the Role of Perspective in Narrative
    In this lesson, students imagine spending a day in someone else's shoes. After reviewing the characteristics of narrative writing, they then write narratives from that person's point of view.