Sunday, November 15, 2015

Encourage Critical Thinking this November!

       In our classrooms, we need to encourage critical thinking when it comes to popular historical events. We are sentimental as a nation, which is natural, and we are proud of our heritage, as we should be! But history has many viewpoints, and there is never just one side to a story.

This set requires kids to think about the following:
  • What might others think about the first Thanksgiving? 
  • What would a Wampanoag child think or feel if he/she were to meet the Pilgrims? 
  • What would a Pilgrim child think at first sight of the Native Americans?
  • Write a letter to Squanto. What would you say to him if he were alive today?
  • Was he a hero? Or was he a traitor to his own people, and Chief Massasoit?
  • What is the writer's point of view? Purpose? Message?

The sample below is just a preview of 23 pages in my new Thanksgiving resource: Squanto: Friend, Guide, and Teacher. This set encourages students to determine fact from opinion, and to write from 2 different points of view. This set includes vocabulary and prompts for writing. This is designed with grades 2-4 in mind, considering text level and questions. I hope this a meaningful resource for teachers and home-schoolers.

Click on the link below to check it out. 

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