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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)
Favorite Thanksgiving Activities Slideshow, Grades 3-6
Thanksgiving Printables Slideshow (3-8)
Thanksgiving Printables Slideshow (K-2)
Thanksgiving Turkey Traditions at the White House

Printables for Grades K-12

"I'm Thankful for . . ."
Thanks Around the World
The First Thanksgiving Book
Native American Indian Crafts
Indian Sign Language Chart
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)
Pilgrim Children - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 7 of 7)
Make a Dried Bouquet
Life in Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (lesson 6 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
Indian Pudding
American Indians Today
Thanksgiving Questions
Holiday Bingo (K-4)
More Popular Social Studies Activities

Studying Colonial Times

Popular Colonial Times Printables
Of Plymouth Plantation Excerpt
Of Plymouth Plantation
Thanksgiving Menu: Then & Now
A Thanksgiving Quilt
The First Thanksgiving - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 5 of 7)
Thanksgiving Fact Sheet
More Colonial Times Resources

Thanksgiving Math Activities

Turkey Feathers Activities
Which Ones Are Your Turkey?
A Pet for Thanksgiving
Turkey Missing Factor Coloring Problems
Pilgrim Hat Math
Thanksgiving Dinner
A Thanksgiving Feast
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
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of the Macy's Day Parade Activity Kit
Headband Pattern
More Thanksgiving Art Activities

Reading & Language Arts Activities for Thanksgiving

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

Thanksgiving Foods & Recipes

Cranberry Facts
Juice Nutrition 101
Cranberry-Nut Bread
Cranberry Pumpkin Bread
Cranberry Lemon Oat Scones
Tex Mex Cranberry Salsa
Fresh Cranberry Sauce
More Food Resources for Thanksgiving

Teaching Native American Heritage

Popular Native American Printables
Native American Music Resources
Popular Native American Language Arts Activities
A Not-So Traditional Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving: Multiple Perspectives
The Wampanoag: A Thanksgiving Lesson
Wampanoag Thanksgiving Worksheet
More Native American Resources

Learning About the Pilgrims

Pin the Hat on the Pilgrim
Today's Pilgrim Worksheet
The First Winter - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 4 of 7)
Pilgrims Meet the New World
Standing Boy Pilgrim
Set Design for "Pilgrims of Plymouth"
Aboard the Mayflower - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 2 of 7)
More Pilgrim Resources
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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.