Thanksgiving Teacher Resources
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Make an "I'm Thankful For..." Placemat
Young scholars 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...
1st - 6th Social Studies & History
Tracing Our Own Family Pilgrimages
Students discuss family history with a Thanksgiving lesson. in this ancestor lesson, students review the holiday and how the pilgrims came to America from England. Students interview their families to see where their ancestors came from...
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...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
Thanksgiving Long Ago and Today
Students compare Thanksgiving today and long ago. In this history of Thanksgiving activity, students draw a picture of their idea of Thanksgiving. Students are then introduced the the Pilgrims first Thanksgiving. Students read books and...
Pre-K - K English Language Arts
Thanksgiving: A Turkey's Point of View
Students explore "point of view" in literature in their own writing. They create a Venn diagram to display two different points of view towards Thanksgiving. They write a story from the point of view of how a turkey might feel as...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
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...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts