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History of Thanksgiving

Learn how Thanksgiving became a national holiday. Each educational video on the history of Thanksgiving is paired with three extension activities to use in your classroom.
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History of Thanksgiving – Videos & Activities

Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. Watch these videos to learn about the holiday's history and traditions.

History of Thanksgiving Day

Appropriate Grades: K-5

Elementary students will review the history of Thanksgiving and learn how it became a national holiday.

Source: Studies Weekly on youtube.com

Length: 5 minutes 22 seconds

Extension Activities

A Brief History of Thanksgiving

Appropriate Grades: 6-8

Give middle school students a brief look at the history and traditions of Thanksgiving.

Source: GeoBeats on youtube.com

Length: 45 seconds

Extension Activities

History of the Holidays: History of Thanksgiving

Appropriate Grades: 9-12

High school students will learn about the history of Thanksgiving celebrations and the eventual declaration of Thanksgiving as a national holiday.

Source: History Channel on youtube.com

Length: 3 minutes 25 seconds

Extension Activities

Please preview the Closed Captioning (CC) to ensure it is appropriate for your students. These captions are provided by the video publisher and may not represent the spoken content.

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