Peace Treaty

For as long as the moon rises
For as long as the grass grows green
For as long as the rivers flow
We will be friends
We will live in peace.

Activity:  Tell the children the story of the First Thanksgiving.  Plan a feast for your grade level.  Have some classes come as the Pilgrims and some come as the Indians.  During the feast discuss the importance of friendship and getting along with others.  Write the poem above on a large sheet of butcher paper.  Have each child sign the peace treaty~an agreement showing  that they will get along with their school friends.  This is an activity I used many years ago during my first few years of teaching and it comes from my mentor teacher,Mrs. Brockman.
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The History of Thanksgiving
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