Thanksgiving Resources

The First Thanksgiving Learn how the Pilgrims reached America and lived to celebrate the first Thanksgiving.

What Really Happened at The First Thanksgiving?

History.com Videos on Thanksgiving Topics

History.com Video on Mayflower topics

Funny Fill-In (MAD LIBS) about Thanksgiving

SMART Board Lessons for Thanksgiving

ABC Teach has numerous Thanksgiving Resources and Lesson Plans

10 Thanksgiving Myths Dispelled

Myth and Truth: The "First Thanksgiving" is a great lesson plan from Read Write Think.

Test your Hunger IQ: “For every person who takes this short hunger quiz, a child will receive a warm meal thanks to an anonymous donor to WFP.”

CNN Thanksgiving Knowledge Quiz

What Really Happened? Comparing Stories of the First Thanksgiving is a great feature from The New York Times Learning Network.

Investigate the First Thanksgiving to figure out what really happened at the 1621 "Harvest Celebration" or "First Thanksgiving."

The Year We Had Two Thanksgivings tells the story of Thanksgiving 1939. In 1939 Thanksgiving was going to fall on the last day of November which caused merchants to be worried about a shortened shopping season. In response to this concern President Roosevelt proclaimed that Thanksgiving would be moved up one week. Some states chose to ignore this proclamation and celebrate Thanksgiving on the last day of the month anyway. The conflict was finally resolved in 1941 when Congress passed a law stating that Thanksgiving would always be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month. 

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