Last week I shared with you my Pilgrim Unit, which basically introduced the Pilgrims and got them to the Americas. This week I am bringing you my Thanksgiving Unit Study, which will finish out the Pilgrims journey to the First Thanksgiving. In school I always studied Pilgrims and Thanksgiving together. They just sorta went hand-in-hand. But, as I did more and more research for the Unit Study (originally just Thanksgiving), I realized there was so much more to the Pilgrims and the meaning behind the First Thanksgiving. I felt like the Pilgrims deserved their own unit study and frankly, there was just too much information for one unit – so I split it.
This week we are doing the Pilgrim Unit Study and we’ll follow it up next with the Thanksgiving Unit Study. That way our “schooling” the week of Thanksgiving is fairly minimal and light.
To download the Thanksgiving Unit, scroll down to the bottom of this post.
Here are some great supplements I found to use with this unit study:
You can sign your student(s) up on mygreatmaps.com and make the maps completely interactive!! They can color them, label them and more!! I think it’s my favorite new resource!!!
For more advanced students, I found this Southern Colonies crossword puzzle on docstoc.com.
I also found this cute little 13 colonies rhyme/song to help with memorizing the 13 colonies. Some of the reviews said they couldn’t find the song it goes to, but even without that I think it’s a fun way to memorize them.
And, here’s a list of FREE Preschool Printables to use for your Littles!!
Homeschool Creations has a Thanksgiving Printable Pack
Mama Bee From the Hive has this super adorable and fun Counting Activity
Confessions of a Homeschooler has a cute Preschool Thanksgiving Printable Pack
Carisa, at 1+1+1=1, has done it again with this amazing Thanksgiving Preschool Pack
Oopsy Daisy has done it again with her T is for Thanksgiving printable pack
Mama’s Monkeys has a Thanksgiving Tot Pack with some fun games and writing exercises
And, as always, don’t forget to check out my Holidays: Thanksgiving Pinterest Board for more ideas.