History of Thanksgiving
Learners write a research paper on the history of the Thanksgiving holiday. They conduct Internet research and take notes, edit and revise their first draft, and write a final report.
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Class members use the Internet to research the history of Thanksgiving in the United States and Canada, as well as the traditions surrounding the Thanksgiving-style celebrations of the Hebrews, the Chinese, and in Ancient Greece and Rome.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Great Thanksgiving Listen
StoryCorp provides a resource that captures and preserves the remembrances of family or community elders. Prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, class members select a person they want to interview, record the conversation, and then upload...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Read 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
New Review The Surprising Origin of Thanksgiving Foods
Many of the foods pilgrims ate include foods people still eat at American Thanksgiving celebrations today. The turkey, a domesticated animal native to the Americas, often finds itself the center of attention on this holiday. Today's corn...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Reagan Revolution
"We're going to talk about the forces that predated Reagan's presidency that led to the so-called Reagan Revolution." John Green details Ronald Reagan's conservative platform, abilities as a communicator, and implementation of trickle...
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Conceptual Change: The History of Thanksgiving
Twelfth graders investigate how to analyze, question and debate the validity of the information given to them from teachers, text books, the media and their peers. The purpose of this activity is to foster a true understanding about the...
12th Social Studies & History
Thanksgiving: Multiple Perspectives
Students examine different perspectives about Thanksgiving that include those of the European Settlers and the Native Americans. They read and discuss an article about Plymouth being "America's Hometown." They develop a landmark for...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History