A Rafter of Turkeys

How did that turkey get from the early Aztec culture to your table? Learn about the history of wild and domesticated turkeys in North America, as well as their inclusion in Thanksgiving traditions, with a two-part agricultural science lesson.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the extension activities as extra credit assignments or assessment projects
  • Assign the questions as homework before the lesson to get individuals thinking about turkeys
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson is based on North Dakota agriculture but is versatile for use in any classroom
  • Contains some grammatical and spelling mistakes in the lesson plan, but they aren't visible to class members
  • Designed for elementary pupils, but beneficial for older classes as well

  • Incorporates agricultural literacy standards that address economy, technology, engineering, math, and geography
  • Includes a list of companion resources, auxiliary materials, and links for additional information

  • None
Common Core