Thanksgiving Teacher Resources
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Make an "I'm Thankful For..." Placemat
Students compare and contrast what they are thankful for and what the pilgrims were thankful for, and create a Thanksgiving placemat. They read and recite the poem "I'm Thankful For," and create a laminated landscape placemat that depicts the poem and pictures about the poem.
1st - 6th Social Studies & History
Tracing Our Own Family Pilgrimages
Learners discuss family history with a Thanksgiving lesson. in this ancestor lesson, students review the holiday and how the pilgrims came to America from England. Learners interview their families to see where their ancestors came from and locate it on a map.
Pre-K - K Social Studies & History
Blueberries: A Native American Treasure
Youngsters study the history and uses of the blueberry. There are actually six different lessons linked into this plan! The lessons can be useful within a variety of curricular areas, and are particularly appropriate around the Thanksgiving holiday.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
Writing a Thanksgiving Story
Students write a Thanksgiving story. In this creative writing instructional activity, students review fiction versus nonfiction and plot development. Students are presented with a list of words which must be included in a short story about Thanksgiving.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
The History of Thanksgiving Day
Third graders study the history of Thanksgiving. For this holiday lesson plan, 3rd graders read about the history of Thanksgiving, complete vocabulary activities, and write a journal entry from the point of view of someone who lived during that era.
3rd English Language Arts
Thanksgiving Web Quest
Students review the reasons why Thanksgiving is celebrated in the United States. Using the internet, they research the history of the holiday and discover what the first Thanksgiving was like. They also examine a typical menu for a Thanksgiving dinner and create their own menu for the feast.
2nd - 6th English Language Arts
Thanksgiving Art Lesson
Pupils explore holidays by creating artful hats in class. In this Thanksgiving lesson, students discuss the history of the important holiday and the people involved with the first Thanksgiving. Pupils create pilgrim style hats with construction paper and wear them for a class function.
1st - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Thanksgiving Long Ago and Today
Students compare Thanksgiving today and long ago. In this history of Thanksgiving lesson, students draw a picture of their idea of Thanksgiving. Students are then introduced the the Pilgrims first Thanksgiving. Students read books and view pictures of different ideas of Thanksgiving.
Pre-K - K English Language Arts
Thinking of Thanksgiving Powerpoint
Students create a PowerPoint about Thanksgiving. They access the Internet to research the history of Thanksgiving. Students create a poem about Thanksgiving and compose a short paragraph regarding Thanksgiving. They work individually on presentations.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
First graders examine the history of the first Thanksgiving and compare the first Thanksgiving with how we celebrate it today. They listen to and discuss the book "The Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving," answer discussion questions about the book, unscramble the letters for the word "Thanksgiving," and cut out feathers to add to a turkey bulletin board.
1st Social Studies & History
Thanksgiving Poetry Lesson Plan
Students use the Tanka form of Japanese poetry to write a Thanksgiving poem. In this Japanese poetry instructional activity, students review a Tanka style poem and compose an original poem about Thanksgiving. Students will also write an Acrostic poem.
K - 5th English Language Arts