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J.L.G. Ferris’ “First Thanksgiving”


We only have 4 more days until Thanksgiving break! I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for a few days off. Thanksgiving is late this year and it’s been a long, tough stretch since our last holiday.

Did you know there are only 2 surviving accounts of the first Thanksgiving? Here’s a quick filler activity that uses 1 of them. I’ve built in discussion questions that will lead students to compare how the first Thanksgiving was similar to and different from our celebration today.


First Thanksgiving Primary Source Document