Native Americans

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Three Native Americans passing cup.

Student Application

Thanksgiving Day was ordered by George Washington to celebrate the feast the Pilgrims iin 1621 they held after surviving their first year in the New World. Now it is a national holiday meant for spending time with family and friends.


Learning Objectives

  1. Students will know the history surrounding the first Thanksgiving.
    1. A group of Europeans left England on September 6, 1620, and landed on the coast of Massachusetts on November 11 of the same year. One reason for leaving was that they wanted religious freedom.
    2. The name of their ship w...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Provide each student with supplies to make a Thanksgiving card. Have them draw or color a design for the front of the card. On the inside, they should write a note to a friend or family member, telling why they are thankful for that person. Have the students deliver their cards on Thanksgiving Day. (If this is not possible, they could deliver them ...

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Native Americans

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Native Americans of the Plains in traditional clothing.

Student Application

Discover the heritage of people and the many different cultures that make up our communities.


Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand how communities and cultures develop over time.
  2. Students will appreciate the customs of local communities.
  3. Students will recognize that people from different backgrounds can come together in a community.


Supporting Activities

  1. Personal Heritage. Encourage students to look closely at their own values and traditions and share them with the class. Have students talk with their parents about their heritage and bring in examples of clothing, food, or other symbols of culture to share.
  2. Reach Out. Have students (with the help of a parent) find ...

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