Gobble, gobble! Are you ready to make some cranberry sauce and stuff the turkey? Get your students ready for Thanksgiving with our new Thanksgiving lesson plans! Let them take a closer look at the Mayflower’s voyage to the New World, how the Pilgrims survived in the New World, and the First Thanksgiving.
Traveling on the Mayflower – In this lesson, students will learn what it was like to be on the Mayflower. They will take a closer look at the Mayflower’s history and why the Pilgrims came to the New World. Students will be responsible for creating a Voki to send back to their family or friends in England. The Voki will talk about their experience on the Mayflower.
Settlement in the New World – After the Pilgrims arrived at the New World, they had a hard time surviving the winter. With the help of the Wampanoag, the Pilgrims were able to make their own shelters and grow their own crops. Students will compare and contrast the living conditions of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag. They will create a Voki reporting the similarities and differences.
First Thanksgiving – In 1621, the Pilgrims held a feast held a year known as the first Thanksgiving. Students will learn about how the First Thanksgiving started, how long it lasted, who was there, and what type foods were served. They will be required to create a Voki describing one dish that they will bring to the first Thanksgiving feast.
Remember: The grade level assigned to each lesson plan is not set in stone. You can use Voki lesson plans for a higher, or lower, grade than the one you teach. Feel free to customize the lesson plans to fit your needs. These Voki lesson plans can be adapted to fit your style or your students’ abilities!
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Until next time,
The Voki Team