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Thanksgiving – Teacher Resources

Thanksgiving always falls on the fourth Thursday of November. Explore the rich historical and cultural aspects of this American holiday with Thanksgiving activities, lessons, and printables. You can incorporate Thanksgiving into many of your classes, such as Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies. There are arts & crafts projects with which your students can demonstrate their creativity, math worksheets so they can show their critical thinking skills, references to teach the history of Thanksgiving, and activities perfect for your students to show their vocabulary and reading capabilities.

Videos about Thanksgiving

History of Thanksgiving – Videos & Activities

Thanksgiving Slideshows

Favorite Thanksgiving Activities Slideshow, Grades K-2
Favorite Thanksgiving Activities Slideshow, Grades 3-6
Seasons Printables Slideshow
Favorite Autumn Activities Slideshow (K-8)
Favorite Thanksgiving Art Activities, Grades K-6
Thanksgiving Printables Slideshow (3-8)
Thanksgiving Printables Slideshow (K-2)
Thanksgiving Turkey Traditions at the White House
9 Creative Ways to Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey

Printables for Grades K-12

"I'm Thankful for . . ."
Native American Indian Crafts
Indian Sign Language Chart
The First Thanksgiving Book
Thanks Around the World
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Paper Weaving Instructions
More Popular Thanksgiving Printables

Thankgiving Lesson Plans

Paper Weavings
Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
A Pilgrim Conversation
The Wampanoag: A Thanksgiving Lesson
Aboard the Mayflower - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 2 of 7)
Choosing Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 3 of 7)
More Thanksgiving Lesson Plans

Social Studies & Thanksgiving Connected

History of Thanksgiving – Videos & Activities
Pilgrim Fact Cards
Wampanoag Thanksgiving Worksheet
Dried-Pepper Hangings Instruction Sheet
Sarah Morton's Day, Samuel Eaton's Day, & Tapenum's Day
Wampanoag Thanksgiving -- Answer Key
Old Sturbridge Village Worksheet
More Popular Social Studies Activities

Studying Colonial Times

Of Plymouth Plantation Excerpt
Popular Colonial Times Printables
Of Plymouth Plantation
The First Winter - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 4 of 7)
The First Thanksgiving - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 5 of 7)
Life in Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (lesson 6 of 7)
Pilgrim Children - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 7 of 7)
More Colonial Times Resources

Thanksgiving Math Activities

Colorful Column Addition Turkey
A Pet for Thanksgiving
Turkey Missing Factor Coloring Problems
Pilgrim Hat Math
Thanksgiving Problem Solving
Which Ones Are Your Turkey?
Thanksgiving Dinner
More Thanksgiving Math Activities

Art Activities for Thanksgiving

Classroom Tree Bulletin Board
Thanksgiving Multipurpose Graphic Organizer
Thanksgiving Placemats
Make a Dried Bouquet
Turkey Coloring Page
Standing Turkey
Thanksgiving Day Draw
More Thanksgiving Art Activities

Reading & Language Arts Activities for Thanksgiving

Thankful List
A Pilgrim Conversation Rubric
Turkey Time
Today's Pilgrim Worksheet
Thanksgiving in Colonial America
Old Sturbridge Village Vocabulary
Thanksgiving Match-Up & Vocabulary
More Reading & Language Arts Activities

Thanksgiving Foods & Recipes

Cranberry Facts
Cranberry Lemon Oat Scones
Cranberry Chutney
Fruity Maple Glazed Ham
New England Cornbread Stuffing
Cranberry Carrot Saute
Thanksgiving Menu: Then & Now
More Food Resources for Thanksgiving

Teaching Native American Heritage

Popular Native American Printables
Native American Music Resources
Thanksgiving Fact Sheet
A Not-So Traditional Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving: Multiple Perspectives
American Indians Today
Indian Pudding
More Native American Resources

Learning About the Pilgrims

Pin the Hat on the Pilgrim
Pilgrims Meet the New World
Standing Girl Pilgrim
Standing Boy Pilgrim
Set Design for "Pilgrims of Plymouth"
Squanto & the Great Debate
Brief History of Thanksgiving
More Pilgrim Resources


Back to School Headquarters
August is Back to School Month and many of you will be returning to the classroom very soon. Feeling unprepared? We have you covered! Check out our very best resources and advice for New Teachers (applicable for the new and experienced), as well as Bulletin Board ideas, Icebreakers, Open House materials, and general Classroom Management tips for a successful new school year.

Special Offers for Teachers Newsletter
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Discounts for Teachers
Start the new school year with cash in your pocket! We have some great ways to save money on the supplies that keep your classroom running: Money-Saving Tips for Teachers and Free & Cheap Rewards for Students. Plus, check out our Discounts for Teachers so you can save on office supplies, clothing, books, crafts and fabric, travel, and more!

August Calendar of Events
August is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Friendship Day (8/2), President Obama's Birthday (8/4/1961), Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Birthday (8/5/1930), International Art Appreciation Day (8/9), International Youth Day (8/12), Aviation Day (8/19), Tooth Fairy Day (8/22), International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade & Its Abolition (8/23), and Women's Equality Day (8/26). Plus, celebrate Back to School Month and Get Ready for Kindergarten Month all August long!

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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