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
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
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
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