Over the last two weeks, all grades, K – 8, learned about the First Thanksgiving through group collaboration and presentation skills.
Grades K – 3 logged into Brain Pop Jr. and Catholic Telemedia Network to learn about the story of Squanto and the First Thanksgiving. The students also completed Fact Sheets to explore the history of Thanksgiving and how it is celebrated, as well as Activity Sheets, which presented Venn diagrams to help imagine what life would have been like as a Pilgrim.
Grades 4 – 8 worked in groups to do research, collect data, and incorporate digital tools/resources such as Google Apps, Catholic Telemedia Network, and Brain Pop to process and present information about the First Thanksgiving. The groups completed their grade’s assigned project with equal participation from each group member. Continuing to work in this collaborative group dynamic, the projects were then presented by the groups, again with equal contribution from each group member.
I would like to wish you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving