Lesson Plan – Thanksgiving
Presented by Rhea Matar on November 18, 2011
What do we know about Thanksgiving?Is anyone doing anything with their families? Dinner? Movies? Playing withsiblings?Family visiting?
When was the first Thanksgiving?Who was there?Why do we call it Thanksgiving?What are people thankful for/like to do on Thanksgiving?
L - …..Introducing content:
Today we are learning about Thanksgiving traditions and how itstarted.
Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving?
Getting Learner’s Focused:
First we are going to learn a little about whereThanksgiving came from. (Powerpoint pictures) Then we are going to read a book! After,we will talk about our own traditions and then do have fun Friday craft!(History, Book, Traditions, Craft)
can change order - Review raising hands, have popsicle sticks visible to use for calling onstudents?-Get them excited to pay attention so they can do the craft
-Today, we are going to talk about Thanksgiving! (Who can tell me somethingabout thanksgiving?)-
Thanksgiving is a holiday that takes place in the USA. It happens everyyear on the 4
Thursday in November. (Let’s count Thursday on the calendar)(
-Who knows what this is? (pilgrim) (Like your pilgrim crafts!) Pilgrimstraveled from far away on a boat to come to America. (Does anyone knowwhat the boat is called?) –Mayflower….
-When they got here, Native Americans helped them plant corn and beans.(What is a Native American?) (Someone who has lived in the United States along time) (How can we tell the difference between Native Americans andPilgrims?)--They grew food all summer with the help of the Native Americans. When theleaves began to change color and fall and it got cold (what season is this?)