Gifted and Talented Notes

A Few Thanksgiving Resources!

The First Thanksgiving Interactive Website

  • This interactive website allows students to see how the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Native Americans celebrate the first Thanksgiving together at Plymouth Plantation.
  • It also has teaching resources.
Teacher Guide Pk-2
Teacher Guide 3-5

Teacher Guide 6-8

Dig Deeper into Thanksgiving with TED-ED

Research Thanksgiving Holidays Around the World

  • Investigate the Thanksgiving traditions around the world
  • Have students Identify two countries to investigate. Then research details about four attributes to compare in this online compare and contrast graphic organizer.

Primary Documents of Thanksgiving

If you are looking for a collection of primary resources related to Thanksgiving, this website has them all.

Check out these 2 (and only 2) primary sources for the events of autumn 1621 in Plymouth:

  • Edward Winslow writing in Mourt's Relation
  • William Bradford writing in Of Plymouth Plantation

Be a Historian- Thanksgiving Interactive

What really happened at the First Thanksgiving? Become a history detective and find out! In this fun, award-winning activity, you take on the role of a “history detective” to investigate what really happened at the famous 1621 celebration.

Differentiated Articles for Students
  • K-12 Thanksgiving Reading Passages

  • Amid a retail wallet race, shopping trumps turkey

  • Please pass the pumpkin latkes, it's Thanksgivukkah

Thanksgiving Logic