Thanksgiving. Lesson: Objective 3 (5.10) (I) find similarities and differences across texts such as in treatment, scope, or organization Grade 5 (TX). Introduction. Thanksgiving is nearing, and today’s lesson is about this charming old-fashioned celebration, and its history.
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Lesson: Objective 3 (5.10) (I) find similarities and differences across texts such as in treatment, scope, or organization
Grade 5 (TX)
These are called paired selections.
Main idea, subject and setting, characters, plot, conflict,
One hundred two passengers on the ship,
Sixty-five days was a very long trip.
’Twas November 11 when there was a shout.
“Land ho! We’ve made it!” a voice yelled out.
Their very first winter was cold and was gray.
The Pilgrims worked hard in the new land each day.
People got sick and some even died.
Still others continued to work side by side.
To the Pilgrims, Squanto was a teacher and friend.
He helped them from sunrise until each day’s end.
He told them to plant corn in rows long and narrow.
He taught them to hunt with a bow and an arrow.
When the leaves once again turned gold in the fall,
Enough food for the winter was stored up for all.
The Pilgrims felt joy they wanted to share.
They wanted their Indian friends to be there.
There were tables piled high with fish and with meat.
Vegetables, fruits, and good things to eat.
The Pilgrims gave thanks for all that they had.
Pilgrims and Indians together were glad.
– Author Unknown
11. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln appointed a national day of thanksgiving. Since then each president has issued a Thanksgiving Day proclamation, usually designating the fourth Thursday of each November as the holiday.
7. November 11 is the date when:
a. Greeks and Romans celebrate the harvest festival
b. Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving
c. Chinese eat “moon cakes”
d. the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth
9. Discuss the main differences in the days and ways Thanksgiving is celebrated in the US and Canada. How do Jews traditionally celebrate Thanksgiving?
10. What is similar between Feature # 3 and Feature # 4?
a. they are both diaries of animals
b. they are both accounts of the food they eat
c. they are both accounts of enjoyable days
d. they are both thankful appreciations of their lifestyles
11. What is the difference between the writers of these two diaries?
a. the writer of Feature # 3 is foolish; the writer of Feature # 4 is
wise and sees people in their true colors
b. the writer of Feature # 3 has not been honest; the writer of
Feature # 4 is honest
c. the writer of Feature # 3 does not understand human beings; the
writer of Feature # 4 understands human beings very well
d. the writer of Feature # 3 is loyal and grateful for what he gets;
the writer of Feature # 4 is ungrateful and hates what he gets
12. Going by the comments in the diary, how would you describe the family members of the cat?
a. they are health conscious
b. they are mean and strict
c. they do not know anything about cats
d. they ill treat the cat
13. Fill in the blanks.
i. Both the families are ……………………………………………..........
(a) wrong in their treatment to their pets / (b) very caring
ii. Both the families feed their pets………………………………….
(a) correctly / (b) poorly or improperly
14. The diaries reveal the true natures of the writers / animals.
Discuss the natures of both the writers / animals and give
examples that support your opinions.