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Thanksgiving Resources for Teachers
posted by: Cindy Omlin | November 16, 2012, 11:40 PM   

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and brings its own challenges in the classroom.  Teachers want to impart some historical knowledge about our country or use it as a springboard for math or language arts lessons. Students, however, are ready for their break.  Any lesson done Thanksgiving week, then, needs to be informative, creative, and able to hold students’ attention.  Below we’ve listed some of the best Thanksgiving resources on the web that we think will help teachers plan that perfect lesson.


  • The Library of Congress has a primary source set for Thanksgiving.  Most of these are images, so they’re useful for any age group.
  • Plimoth Plantations website has several activities for kids, including a Virtual Field Trip.
  • has several activities and lessons for Thanksgiving.
  • Scholastic has lessons, worksheets, online activities and more.
  • The National Museum of the American Indian provides lesson ideas that provide the American Indian perspective.
  • Teaching History has a number of Thanksgiving resources.
  • PBS provides resources designed to go along with the first episode of We Shall Remain, but some might be interesting as a stand-alone.  We Shall Remain is available on iTunes download, Netflix instant streaming, Amazon Video on Demand, and DVD.

We hope you’ve found something useful and we wish you a happy and restful Thanksgiving!

Originally posted by Melissa at AAE.

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