Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Third Grade

Goals

3RI1 – Ask and answer questions to understand text.

3RI2 – Determine the main idea of a text.

3RI3 – Describe the relationship of text.

3RI4 – Vocabulary

Day 1 and 2 (Monday and Tuesday)

1. Watch the video of the Macy's Day Parade Tech.

2. Research about the history, line up, and activities that happen during the parade.

Day 3 and 4 (Wednesday and Thursday)

Go to www.activelylearn.com/signup. Enter class code 71a02. This will take you to an article to read about the Macy's Parade. You will also have questions to answer about what you have read. Make sure you use the better answer formula when you answer your questions.
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Day 5 (Friday)

One of the high school bands marching in the parade this year is Center Grove Marching Band from Greenwood, IN.



  1. Use your iPad to locate Greenwood, IN on Google Maps? (Bonus: How far is it from Webb City, MO?)
  2. Go to the bands website: http://www.centergrovebands.com/in-the-news/ How many times has this band marched in the Macy's day parade?
  3. If you could talk to a band member from Center Grove Marching Band what question would you want to ask them? Think hard! Make it a good question. Post your question and your name on this Padlet http://padlet.com/wall/2dp75eprvxn2.
  4. If you are free Thanksgiving morning watch the Macy's Day Parade on NBC at 9 am. Look for Center Grove Marching Band.
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Wrap Up

After learning about the Macy's Parade what would you like to know more about? How can you learn about those things on your own?