Thanksgiving Teacher Resources
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First Thanksgiving Teacher's Guide
Students research information about the Mayflower, Pilgrims, the Plymouth Colony, the Wampanoags, and the first Thanksgiving. They take an online tour of the Mayflower, interpret timelines, create a postcard, and compare and contrast...
K - 12th Social Studies & History
Turkey for Thanksgiving: ESL Lesson
Take your English learners through the process of preparing a turkey for Thanksgiving in this presentation. Complete with pictures and clear step-by-step explanations, the slides help to teach basic cooking vocabulary, such as checking...
7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
National Turkey Off to Disneyland
Students share their holiday traditions, then read about an American Thanksgiving custom. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the news article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, the students participate in a...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
The Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving
Pupils explore holidays by participating in class singing activities. In this Thanksgiving history lesson, students discuss the importance of Thanksgiving Day and read several poems which discuss the history of Thanksgiving. Pupils...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
New ReviewRead about the tumultuous beginning to the United States with an informational text passage about Colonial America. As young researchers peruse an article about the arrival of the Mayflower, the settlers' relationship to the neighboring...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Thanksgiving: A Celebration of Gratitude
Students complete a unit about Thanksgiving that is centered around the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians. They read and discuss books, create a mural, complete a worksheet about five blessings in their life, prepare recipes from the...
1st - 2nd Social Studies & History
The Wampanoag Indians: A Thanksgiving Lesson
Spark some lively conversation about American holiday traditions and debunk accepted notions about the first Thanksgiving at the same time. After reviewing the mainstream version of the Thanksgiving story with your class, offer some...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
A Turkey for Thanksgiving - Lesson #1
Young scholars identify story elements in a book about Thanksgiving. In this reading comprehension lesson, students read the book A Turkey for Thanksgiving and identify the plot, setting and characters in the story. Young scholars create...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts
Using Primary Sources to Uncover the True Thanksgiving Story
Young scholars use primary sources to evaluate the accuracy of the Thanksgiving story. In this critical thinking lesson, students work in cooperative learning groups and identify various myths of the first Thanksgiving, assess the value...
6th - 7th English Language Arts