Thinking about Thanksgiving
B. Gasior and J. Galbreath, Gifted Resource Specialists
Dig Deeper into Thanksgiving Through Multiple Perspectives
National Museum of the American Indian
The Ethical Issues of Turkey
Dig Deeper into Thanksgiving Through Technology
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.
Thanksgiving Virtual Field Trip
The First Thanksgiving Virtual Field Trip - This interactive website helps students learn the historical significance of how the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Native Americans celebrated the first Thanksgiving together at Plymouth Plantation.Teacher Guide K-2, Teacher Guide 3-5, Teacher Guide 6-8
Dig Deeper into Thanksgiving Through Reading
The Immigrant Experience
Here is an accompanying TweenTribune article about the parade puppeteer.
Dig Deeper into Thanksgiving Through Primary Documents
Primary Documents of Thanksgiving
The Library of Congress website has many Thanksgiving primary sources all in one place and easily accessible.
The Teaching with Primary Sources Teacher Guide has additional resources such as links to timelines.
- Edward Winslow writing in Mourt's Relation
- William Bradford writing in Of Plymouth Plantation
Teaching a Historically Accurate Perspective
The American Indian in Children's Literature site has links to lists of historically accurate books.
Teaching Tolerance has resources for teaching Thanksgiving in a in a socially responsible way - lots of links to resources to deconstruct myths and stereotypes.
Dig Deeper into Thanksgiving With Mathematics
Real World Thanksgiving Math
This Thanksgiving Infographic might spark some interesting discussion or research.
Calories! Calories! It is estimated that the average person consumes 3,000 - 4,000 calories from a Thanksgiving meal. But what does that look like? This math problem might help kids put it in perspective. What Does 2,000 Calories Look Like?
Talk Like a Pilgrim
Tell a Few Jokes
Sing a Song