Gifted and Talented Notes

A Few Thanksgiving Resources!

The First Thanksgiving Interactive Website

http://www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/

  • 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

http://www.theholidayspot.com/thanksgiving/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

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/thanksgiving/


http://mayflowerhistory.com/primary-sources-and-books/


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


http://www.pilgrimhallmuseum.org/pdf/TG_What_Happened_in_1621.pdf


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

https://www.plimoth.org/learn/just-kids/thanksgiving-interactive-you-are-historian


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

http://www.readworks.org/rw/thanksgiving-2014-reading-passages
  • K-12 Thanksgiving Reading Passages


https://newsela.com/articles/black-thursday/id/1837/

  • Amid a retail wallet race, shopping trumps turkey


https://newsela.com/articles/thanksgiving-hannukah/id/1408/

  • Please pass the pumpkin latkes, it's Thanksgivukkah

Thanksgiving Logic