Webquest: Thanksgiving

This Webquest: Thanksgiving lesson plan also includes:

Class members use the Internet to research the history of Thanksgiving in the United States and Canada, as well as the traditions surrounding the Thanksgiving-style celebrations of the Hebrews, the Chinese, and in Ancient Greece and Rome.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the activity to introduce the holiday to ESL and ELD classes
  • Have groups prepare a virtual feast composed of dishes that are part of their family's tradition
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource would work best with classes that have little or no knowledge of the history of the Thanksgiving holiday
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • The two-page resource includes a brief history of the holiday, links to the articles and to answers to the Webquest quizzes
Cons
  • Due to the lack of depth in the linked resources, the activity is most appropriate as a general introduction to the holiday