Thanksgiving

November 17, 2008

Turkey Time – here are a few great resources for Thanksgiving

Scholastic Thanksgiving [http://www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/] – Very complete and thorough site covering pilgrims, voyage, ships, native peoples, daily life, the actual Thanksgiving Feast, and more all on one interactive site that talks to you. This is an excellent resource. Learn about the First Thanksgiving on your SMART Board with note taking, L and ? post-its, features of non-fiction text, summarizing, etc comprehension lesson. The daily life section has a “compare and contrast” area that would work well with Venn Diagrams.

History of Thanksgiving [http://www.history.com/video.do?name=culture&bcpid=1681694254&bclid=1672079702&bctid=1586348651] – 3 minute video about the history of Thanksgiving that provides a concise overview.

Silly Turkey

Silly Turkey

Silly Turkey on Starfall [http://www.starfall.com/n/holiday /turkey/play.htm?f] – Early Readers will enjoy helping this turkey get silly.

LearnNC American Indian resource collection [http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/2778] – Resources for teaching about American Indians with a focus on North Carolina.

SMART Board Notebook file “Thanksgiving Word Fun” [http://www.education.smarttech.com/NR/rdonlyres/9D4D4EAA-332C-4A8E-BA95-A558E277B0BB/0/ThanksgivingDayWordFunUS.notebook]

Need more resources? try Thanksgiving at Pete’s PowerPoint Station [http://holidays.pppst.com/thanksgiving.html] – many teacher created PowerPoint presentations about Thanksgiving. Be sure to scroll down to the links…

Just for fun

Turkey Puzzle [http://www.billybear4kids.com/jigsaw-puzzles/animated/online/ThanksgivingTurkey.html]

More Puzzles [http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/thanksgiving/jigsaw-puzzles/pilgrim-indian.html]

Turkeys Anagram game [http://www.akidsheart.com/animals/birds/turkeyangol.htm]

And a couple more games from Kaboose [http://holidays.kaboose.com/thanks-games.html]

Special thanks to Anne Marie from Talking SMART Boards

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