Thanksgiving and American History
About the unit plan
Do you know about an American holiday called Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is a holiday with a long tradition. It dates back to a meeting between Europeans and Native Americans in 1621.
In this unit, you will learn about the Thanksgiving tradition and the story behind it. You will get to split up into two groups. Each group will read a different text:
- One group will work with a text about Thanksgiving.
- The other group will work with a text about Native Americans.
Both groups will use reading guides to better understand the texts. Also, all of you will get to teach your classmates about the things you have read.
After reading, you will watch a video clip and listen to a description of a Pilgrim's journey from Europe. Then, it is time to create an animated film of the journey. Finally, the unit ends with a Thanksgiving role-play.