Thanksgiving Teacher Resources
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The Story of Thanksgiving
19 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewTo many the first Thanksgiving conjures images of pies and cranberry sauce. However, it actually had a lot of cod, lobster, eels, and clams—and it likely wasn't even in Massachusetts! It took a long time (and a Civil War) for the holiday...
The Pilgrims: Alliance with Massasoit’s People and the First Thanksgiving
5 mins 2nd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Is the story of the First Thanksgiving actually all it's said to have been? Watch a video that sheds light on the event, who Samoset and Massasoit were, and what the First Thanksgiving was really all about.
The Surprising Origin of Thanksgiving Foods
6 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Many of the foods pilgrims ate include foods people still eat at American Thanksgiving celebrations today. The turkey, a domesticated animal native to the Americas, often finds itself the center of attention on this holiday. Today's corn...
Beginner Level Thanksgiving ESL Lesson Plan
4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Thanksgiving is a cherished tradition in the United States and Canada. Introduce the beginnings of the Thanksgiving celebration with a resource that features reading comprehension activities, vocabulary exercises, and a short writing...
You Are the Historian: Investigating the First Thanksgiving
3rd - 8th
Students examine the facts and myths that surround the "First Thanksgiving" (the harvest celebration of 1621) at Plimoth Colony. They study the role that historians play in the collection and dissemination of history and use their...
Thinking About Thanksgiving: Lessons Across the Curriculum
K - 8th
Bring two integrated curriculum resources about Thanksgiving to an elementary social studies unit. The first activity focuses on Squanto's contributions to the early Pilgrims' survival with a gardening activity in which learners add fish...