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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
Favorite Thanksgiving Art Activities, Grades K-6
Thanksgiving Printables Slideshow (3-8)
Thanksgiving Printables Slideshow (K-2)

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
William Bradford's Mayflower Passenger List
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
The First Thanksgiving - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 5 of 7)
More Popular Social Studies Activities

Studying Colonial Times

Of Plymouth Plantation Excerpt
Of Plymouth Plantation
Popular Colonial Times Printables
Thanksgiving Placemats
Brief History of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Fact Sheet
A Not-So Traditional Thanksgiving
More Colonial Times Resources

Thanksgiving Math Activities

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

Art Activities for Thanksgiving

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

Reading & Language Arts Activities for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Match-Up & Vocabulary
Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
Thankful List
A Pilgrim Conversation
A Pilgrim Conversation Rubric
Today's Pilgrim Worksheet
Old Sturbridge Village Worksheet
More Reading & Language Arts Activities

Thanksgiving Foods & Recipes

Cranberry Facts
New England Cornbread Stuffing
Warm Cranberry Wassail
Dried-Pepper Hangings Instruction Sheet
Cranberry Lemon Oat Scones
Fresh Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Chutney
More Food Resources for Thanksgiving

Teaching Native American Heritage

Popular Native American Printables
Native American Music Resources
Popular Native American Language Arts Activities
Thanksgiving: Multiple Perspectives
Wampanoag Thanksgiving -- Answer Key
Wampanoag Thanksgiving Worksheet
Indian Pudding
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
The First Winter - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 4 of 7)
Standing Girl Pilgrim
Standing Boy Pilgrim
Set Design for "Pilgrims of Plymouth"
More Pilgrim Resources


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