The First Thanksgiving. Every year, teachers need a new way to make this subject interesting and fresh. Sure, we could teach it the same way every year—but that would be boring for us and the kids. This year, let Scholastic help you get through this short but tough week.
The main site is here. From there, you can go to resources for your grade level. There are three choices: PreK-2, 3-5, and 6-8. Each lesson plan comes with the worksheets you’ll need and can carry you through the short week before Thanksgiving.
Sample activities from Scholastic:
Virtual field trip to Plimoth Plantation (videos of interviews, demonstrations and site visits)
Thanksgiving Reader’s Theater for your class
The historical lessons from Plimoth Planation should provide excellent enrichment for your Thanksgiving lessons. Still have time? Try some Thanksgiving Printables to round out your day. Another good activity is to watch The Mouse on the Mayflower. Don’t miss my free worksheet that will help you keep your students accountable during the movie.
Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the long weekend.