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

Printables for Grades K-12

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

Thankgiving Lesson Plans

Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Paper Weavings
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
Make a Dried Bouquet
Life in Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (lesson 6 of 7)
Aboard the Mayflower - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 2 of 7)
The Wampanoag: A Thanksgiving Lesson
More Thanksgiving Lesson Plans

Social Studies & Thanksgiving Connected

Pilgrim Fact Cards
History of Thanksgiving – Videos & Activities
Sarah Morton's Day, Samuel Eaton's Day, & Tapenum's Day
Make a Corn Necklace
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
Thanksgiving Match-Up & Vocabulary
More Popular Social Studies Activities

Studying Colonial Times

Of Plymouth Plantation Excerpt
Of Plymouth Plantation
Popular Colonial Times Printables
The First Thanksgiving - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 5 of 7)
William Bradford's Mayflower Passenger List
Pilgrim Children - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 7 of 7)
Thanksgiving Fact Sheet
More Colonial Times Resources

Thanksgiving Math Activities

Your Favorite Foods at Thanksgiving
Graphing Turkey Consumption
Turkey Missing Factor Coloring Problems
A Pet for Thanksgiving
Colorful Column Addition Turkey
Pilgrim Hat Math
A Thanksgiving Feast
More Thanksgiving Math Activities

Art Activities for Thanksgiving

Classroom Tree Bulletin Board
Thanksgiving Placemats
Turkey Coloring Page
Standing Turkey
Thanksgiving Day Draw
Headband Pattern
3-Dimensional Turkey
More Thanksgiving Art Activities

Reading & Language Arts Activities for Thanksgiving

Old Sturbridge Village Vocabulary
Old Sturbridge Village Worksheet
A Pilgrim Conversation Rubric
A Pilgrim Conversation
Turkey Time
Fill-In: Young Tom Turkey
Turkey Feathers
More Reading & Language Arts Activities

Thanksgiving Foods & Recipes

Cranberry Facts
Thanksgiving Menu: Then & Now
Cranberry Roast Chicken and Sweet Potatoes
Cranberry Bread Pudding
Dried-Pepper Hangings Instruction Sheet
Tex Mex Cranberry Salsa
Cranberry Fruit Salad
More Food Resources for Thanksgiving

Teaching Native American Heritage

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

Learning About the Pilgrims

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

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October Calendar of Events
October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Fire Prevention Week (10/4-10), Metric Week (10/4-10), World Space Week (10/4-10), Earth Science Week (10/11-17), Chemistry Week (10/18-24), Teen Read Week (10/18-24), Make a Difference Day (10/24), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!

Bullying Prevention Month
October is Bullying Prevention Month, and it's a crucial topic for teachers and administrators to address. Bullying can cause both physical and emotional harm, and it can range from inflicting physical abuse to cyber-bullying (the use of cell phones, social networking sites, and other forms of technology to cause emotional distress). Learn how to recognize several forms of bullying and teasing, and discover effective techniques for dealing with and preventing bullying in your classroom.

Happy Halloween! Kids love this holiday and all the spooky decorations, games, and stories that go along with it. (Not to mention the candy, of course!) Take advantage of their enthusiasm with classroom connections and fun activities.