Rediscovering Thanksgiving: Fact vs. Fiction

Lesson 17


Unit 2

3rd Grade

Lesson 17 of 24


Draft a paragraph describing what it was like to be a Wampanoag in 1621.

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Write a paragraph that describes key details about the Wampanoag’s relationship with the Pilgrims. Make sure to include details that tell more about: 

  • What the Wampanoag thought of the Pilgrims
  • How things changed for the Wampanoag when the Europeans arrived

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Common Core Standards

  • RI.3.3 — Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
  • W.3.2 — Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • W.3.2.a — Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.

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