Thanksgiving Lesson Plan

Thanksgiving Lesson Plan

by Judie Haynes

Gobble, gobble! Get ready to break out the cranberry sauce and put the stuffing in the oven with our Thanksgiving related lesson plans and activities for ESL students Grades 1-4.

A great thematic unit for November is the Voyage of the Mayflower and the settlement at Plymouth Rock, MA.

Lesson topic

Thanksgiving; The Mayflower

Proficiency/Grade level

Beginner, advanced beginners, grades 1-4

Content Concepts and Skills

vocabulary development for the holiday of Thanksgiving; social studies concept of the settling of the New World.

Vocabulary needed

Pilgrim, Mayflower, passenger, freedom pray, king, Native Americans, tools, plant, hunt, build, crowded, hungry, dirty, equal, rules, warriors, harvest,turkey, lobster, corn, squash, pumpkins. Vocabulary will vary according to grade and English language level.

Instructional sequence for Grades 1-4 beginners & advanced beginner ESL students