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.
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