Thanksgiving Teacher Resources
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The Meaning of America: Freedom and Individuality
What are the strengths and weaknesses of American individualism and independence? Explore these principles through a close reading of Jack London's To Build a Fire, and engage in high-level discussion with your class by analyzing the characters, story structure, and themes of the text.
9th - 12th Language Arts 33 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review "What Good are the Words?" A Close Reading of an Excerpt from The Book Thief
A close reading of an excerpt from The Book Thief provides high school readers with an opportunity to examine how Markus Zusak uses syntax, repetition, and figurative language to contribute to the power of the novel, and to help develop his themes.
9th - 10th Language Arts 28 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Greek Mythology Version 2.0: To Be or Not to Be an Epic Hero?
Using The Odyssey in your classroom? Then this resource is for you. After listening to a reading of a portion of Book 9 of The Odyssey and watching a PowerPoint about Greek heroes, partners complete a "Think Pair Share" chart about whether Odysseus meets any of the criteria for being a Greek hero.
9th - 10th Language Arts 14 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The History of Thanksgiving Day
Third graders study the history of Thanksgiving. In 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 Language Arts 3 Views 64 Downloads
The Settlement of New England
A thorough exploration of the Puritan Migration and settlement of Plymouth, this presentation is sure to engage your young historians with its clear maps and historical documents. The presentation differentiates the philosophies of Puritanism, Separatism, and how they came together over the planks of the Mayflower.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 41 Views 116 Downloads
The First Thanksgiving
Students explore holiday rituals by participating in a writing activity. In this Thanksgiving lesson, students research the history behind Thanksgiving, who started it and where. Students view a PowerPoint presentation about the holiday and write a paper on the first Thanksgiving.
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 69 Downloads
Thanksgiving: Simple Present Tense Review
This Thanksgiving-themed activity provides learners a way to practice using the correct verb. With 8 fill-in-the-blank questions students have to identify the meaning of the sentence in order to choose the correct verb form.
1st - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 390 Downloads
Thanksgiving Activity: Thanksgiving and Family
Students examine common Thanksgiving foods employing counting, singing, and discussion. Students sing "We Eat Turkey" and discuss what their families eat. Students will then be asked to create and plate of Thanksgiving food and count and label the number of items on their plate.
Pre-K - K Social Studies & History 3 Views 149 Downloads
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 Language Arts 3 Views 113 Downloads
Thanksgiving Art Lesson
Students explore holidays by creating artful hats in class. In this Thanksgiving activity, students discuss the history of the important holiday and the people involved with the first Thanksgiving. Students create pilgrim style hats with construction paper and wear them for a class function.
1st - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 18 Downloads
Thanksgiving Turkey Napkin Holder
Studens create turkey napkin holders. They discuss how Thanksgiving originated and why we celebrate this holiday. They create their napkin holders using craft sticks, glue guns, construction paper, feathers, and glitter.
1st Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
Preschool Thanksgiving Lesson Plan
Students color a picture of a turkey and learn a song about turkeys and Thanksgiving. In this Thanksgiving lesson, students draw pictures for the sentence, "Here are two turkeys." Students practice the T sound by repeating the sentences and make a turkey out of outlines of hands and feet of their classmates.
K - 2nd Language Arts 3 Views 33 Downloads
The Meaning of America: Equality
What if society sought equality by handicapping the gifted and dispelling any traces of diversity? Kurt Vonnegut Jr. offers one possible answer to this question through his incredibly engaging and thought-provoking satirical story, "Harrison Bergeron".
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 51 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Meaning of America: Freedom and Religion
The United States of America was founded on firm ideals of both the pursuit of happiness and a spirit of reverence. Through a close reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The May-Pole of Merry Mount," you can examine what some consider was a "culture war" between these two ideals in the early stages of the new nation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Meaning of America: National Identity and Why It Matters
Combining a close reading of a classic American text with the study of history can be a very powerful strategy, and this is most certainly the case with this resource using Edward Everett Hale's The Man without a Country. Consider themes as citizenship and national identity using the engaging discussion questions and prompts in this resource, and use the included videos to present an example of high-level discourse.
9th - 12th Language Arts 39 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Designed