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Lesson plan: After helping Pilgrims, today’s Wampanoags fight for their ancestral lands


In this PBS lesson plan, students will learn about the Wampanoag people, the ancestors of the Native American tribes who welcomed the Pilgrims at Plymouth nearly 400 years ago. Then students will examine current issues facing the Wampanoags, including the continued fight for their ancestral lands and the preservation of their native language.

Subject(s): Social studies, U.S. History, English, Government

Estimated Time: One 45-minute period (with extension activities, two 45-minute periods)

Grade Level: Grades 9-12

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