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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

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

Printables for Grades K-12

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

Thankgiving Lesson Plans

Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Paper Weavings
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
William Bradford's Mayflower Passenger List
Make a Dried Bouquet
Aboard the Mayflower - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 2 of 7)
More Thanksgiving Lesson Plans

Social Studies & Thanksgiving Connected

Pilgrim Fact Cards
Sarah Morton's Day, Samuel Eaton's Day, & Tapenum's Day
History of Thanksgiving – Videos & Activities
American Indians Today
Indian Pudding
Thanksgiving Questions
Holiday Match
More Popular Social Studies Activities

Studying Colonial Times

Of Plymouth Plantation Excerpt
Popular Colonial Times Printables
Of Plymouth Plantation
Choosing Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 3 of 7)
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)
More Colonial Times Resources

Thanksgiving Math Activities

Which Ones Are Your Turkey?
Turkey Feathers Activities
A Pet for Thanksgiving
Turkey Missing Factor Coloring Problems
Pilgrim Hat Math
Your Favorite Foods at Thanksgiving
Graphing Turkey Consumption
More Thanksgiving Math Activities

Art Activities for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Multipurpose Graphic Organizer
Standing Girl Pilgrim
Thanksgiving Placemats
Classroom Tree Bulletin Board
Make a Corn Necklace
Headband Pattern
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of the Macy's Day Parade Activity Kit
More Thanksgiving Art Activities

Reading & Language Arts Activities for Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks Writing Activity
Daily Journal Topics: Thanksgiving
Special November Days
Turkey in the Straw Gives Thanks
Today's Pilgrim Worksheet
Thankful List
A Pilgrim Conversation
More Reading & Language Arts Activities

Thanksgiving Foods & Recipes

Cranberry Facts
Cranberry Lemon Oat Scones
Cranberry Sesame Honey Glazed Pork Roast
New England Cornbread Stuffing
Citrus Serenade
Warm Cranberry Wassail
Cranberry Bread Pudding
More Food Resources for Thanksgiving

Teaching Native American Heritage

Popular Native American Printables
Native American Music Resources
Popular Native American Language Arts Activities
Thanksgiving Fact Sheet
Thanksgiving: Multiple Perspectives
A Not-So Traditional Thanksgiving
Wampanoag Thanksgiving -- Answer Key
More Native American Resources

Learning About the Pilgrims

Pilgrim Children - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 7 of 7)
Pin the Hat on the Pilgrim
Pilgrims Meet the New World
Standing Boy Pilgrim
Set Design for "Pilgrims of Plymouth"
A Pilgrim Conversation Rubric
Squanto & the Great Debate
More Pilgrim Resources

Highlights

Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

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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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stores.

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