Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Classwork: 11/12-11/13

Here's a list of common claims about the "First Thanksgiving" (adapted from

Common Claims about the "First Thanksgiving" 
The Wampanoag brought popcorn to the first Thanksgiving feast. 
The First Official Thanksgiving took place near Plymouth Rock in 1621. 
The Native Americans the Pilgrims encountered lived in tipis and traveled on horseback.
The Native Americans wore elaborate head dresses with many feathers. 
The Pilgrims shared pumpkin pie, corn on the cob, and sweet potatoes (or yams) with the Wampanoag. 
The harvest feast celebrated by Pilgrims and Wampanoags in the fall of 1621 was the first of its kind in the Americas.

DIRECTIONS: Choose 5 of the 6 claims about the First Thanksgiving to research. Investigate whether the claim is truth or myth. For each of the 5 claims, write a paragraph and explain: 1). What about the claim is true? 2). What about the claim is myth? 3). Is the claim mostly a myth or truth? Share your work with me as a Google Doc: Due end of day Monday, 11/16.

These sites will be useful, although you are free to use any others you find:

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