Thanksgiving and American History
About the unit plan
You probably already know how American holidays like Halloween and Valentine's Day are celebrated. But what about Thanksgiving? Look at the picture above. Thanksgiving is a tradition that dates back to the first meeting between Europeans and Native Americans.
In this unit, you will learn about the Thanksgiving tradition and the story behind it. You will read different texts with a reading guide and teach your classmates about the things you have read. You will watch a video and listen to a description of a Pilgrim's journey from Europe, and you will create an animated film of the journey. Finally, you will write your own Thanksgiving role-play and play Pilgrims or Native Americans.