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Holiday: Thanksgiving

These sites are about the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and Native Americans. Includes games, videos, s art projects, lesson plans, and other activities. Includes links to eThemes resources on turkeys, the fall harvest, Pilgrims of Plymouth, the Wampanoag tribe, and the Mayflower voyage.


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Explore these links to learn about the history of Thanksgiving and the traditions of this holiday. Includes an online quiz and a crossword puzzle. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Watch a short movie with Tim and Moby about the first Thanksgiving in New England, then take a quiz. NOTE: Site available by subscription only.
This site has fun craft and activity ideas about Thanksgiving. Note: This site includes ads.
This site has many resources for teachers. Scroll down to use an empty Venn diagram that compares a students' Thanksgiving to the first Thanksgiving. Good for the SMARTboard.
Try these hands-on activities for the holidays. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Learn about the history of New York's famous Macy's Day parade. Includes video clips. Note: The Flash plug-in is required.
Scroll down to find out who attended the first Thanksgiving.
This site provides classroom activity that go along with the Thanksgiving Day. Includes lesson plans and online resources.
Watch videos related to history of Thanksgiving, turducken, and Macy's Thanksgiving parade. Includes fun facts about Thanksgiving and more. Note: This site includes ads.
Read a transcript of interviews between Jim Lehrer and four historians about the history of Thanksgiving. Includes audio for the interviews.
Play a millionaire like format to test your knowledge about Thanksgiving.
Send a festive card through e-mail. Just pick an image, address the card, and choose a message.
In this lesson plan, students will research the first Thanksgiving feast related to facts and myths, menu of the feats, and origin of the cornucopia.
These sites tell about the Pilgrims' journey on the Mayflower to Plymouth. There are diagrams, photographs, and a map.
These sites are about the life and times of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth in 1620 and established a colony.
These sites cover the fall season and related topics such as apples, pumpkins, autumnal equinox, and leaves. Also learn how other cultures celebrate fall.
These sites are about the Wampanoag Indians and Squanto. Squanto helped the Pilgrims and may have been present at the first Thanksgiving. There are maps, lesson plans, and a play.
These sites are about turkeys. Find out the differences between wild and domestic turkeys. Learn why wild turkeys almost became extinct, why they are commonly served at Thanksgiving, and if these big birds can fly. Includes photographs, games, and illustrations.

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