Students will use literature to gain insight into the lives of the Wampanoag people and their participation in the first Thanksgiving celebration.
Students will present information on different aspects of the Wampanoag lifestyle.
chart paper for KWL chart
children’s literature on the Wampanoag (see suggested books in this lesson)
paper for each group
pencils and markers
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