THANKSGIVING & PILGRIM WEB SITES

 

Access these sites through your computer’s Internet connection.  Open the underlined address (URL).  Information can be printed or downloaded to your computer.  Be sure to follow links to other sites and find your way back with the “back” button.  

All of the sites listed were active as of October 31, 2006.  The evaluation is by the AVA Center staff according to the amount of information given and its potential use in the classroom.

 

            WEBSITES            LESSON PLANS & CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES            WEBQUESTS

 

ABSOLUTELY FOR THANKSGIVING   
http://www.theholidayspot.com/thanksgiving/index.htm

Child-friendly site for Thanksgiving information and fun.  Sections include: Hilarious Jokes, History & Origin, Games!, Delicious Recipes, Screensavers & Wallpapers, Greeting Cards, Community Board, Crafts, Round the World, Letter Heads, A History of Turkey, Thanksgiving Poll, Thanksgiving Quiz, and much more.  Excellent 

ALL THE BEST FREE TEACHER RESOURCES
http://home.amaonline.com/teacherstuff/holiday.htm
A large number of links to Thanksgiving and Christmas information for teachers.  Excellent 

AMERICAN THANKSGIVING FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES
http://www.night.net/thanksgiving/
The First Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Fun (games, music, poems, coloring pages), The Thanksgiving Feast (recipes, menus, graces) and lots of links.  Excellent 

THE AMERICAN TRADITION AND THE SENSE OF PURITAN 
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~CAP/puritan/purmain.html

An essay on the role of the Puritans and the Pilgrims in shaping the “sense” of America.  Click on Two Histories: Context and Development for an essay on the differences between the Pilgrims and the Puritans.  Pilgrims (and Puritans) in the U.S. Capitol focuses on images of the two in the U.S. Capitol building.  Great for teacher background understanding.  Excellent

 BILLY BEAR’S THANKSGIVING
http://www.billybear4kids.com/holidays/thanksgiving/thanksgiving.htm

Online games (Thanksgiving Word Search, Tic Tac Toe…3 Turkeys in a Row, Turkey in the Straw), Post Office Fun (print Thanksgiving stationery), Thanksgiving Puzzles (I seek-a-Thanksgiving-Word, Thanksgiving Crossword), Thanksgiving crafts (pictures to print on transfers for t-shirts or placemats), Fall Leaf Art, Thanksgiving Wallpaper, Icons and Screensavers, Harvest Wallpapers, Clipart, Maze Games and more.   Excellent

BOUNTIFUL THANKSGIVING    
http://www.kate.net/holidays/thanksgiving/

Fun info and activities for elementary students.  Sections include: Screensaver, Wallpaper, History/Documents/Places, Educational Materials, Thanksgiving Day Parades, Preparation/The Big Day, Food/Recipes, Food Safety/Holiday Health, Crafts & Decorating Ideas, Activities/Games/Puzzles, Coloring Pages, Clipart/Backgrounds/Icons, Computer Goodies, and General Thanksgiving links.  Excellent

THE FIRST THANKSGIVING
http://teacher.scholastic.com/thanksgiving/index.htm
Scholastic’s web site on Thanksgiving.  Sections: 1620-1621 See the Picture Timeline, Relive the Voyage on the Mayflower, Experience Life in Plimoth 1621, Play the Thanksgiving Cyber-Challenge, Research Starter: Plymouth Colony, and a Teacher’s Guide.  Excellent

THE GENEALOGY OF THANKSGIVING 
http://www.genealogyforum.com/gfaol/Thanksgiving/index.htm

Sections include: Thanksgiving in the Genealogy Forum, A Special Thanksgiving Poem, The Origins of Thanksgiving, Mayflower Surnames, Thanksgiving Internet Sites, Thanksgiving Files, Recipes, and more.  Note: We found a couple of broken links on this site.  Excellent
 

A GIRL’S WORLD THANK-A-THON CELEBRATION 
http://agirlsworld.com/amy/pajama/thanksgiving/index.html

Girls from around the world tell their stories and memories of Thanksgiving.  Includes: Mixed Up! (Thanksgiving Dinners), Ouch! (Embarrassing Moments at Thanksgiving Dinner), Thanksgiving Memory and Family Traditions, A Thanksgiving Friendship Tea, Sock Hop (games and activities) and Spider on the Web (links).  Excellent

 KIDS DOMAIN THANKSGIVING
http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/thanks/

Lots of fun activities: E-cards, Crafts & Recipes, Online Games, PC Downloads, MAC Downloads, Thanksgiving Clip Art, Activities & Games, Pictures We Drew, Pictures to Draw and Color, Mazes, Word Puzzles, Thanksgiving Tales, Books to Read, Thanksgiving History, and Links.  Excellent

MAYFLOWER AND EARLY FAMILIES
http://www.mayflowerfamilies.com/default.htm

In-depth information on the Mayflower and the first settlers.  Sections: Colonial Life, Mayflower Compact,  Mayflower Passengers, Mayflower Ship, Genealogies, Pilgrim Anniversaries, Diaries & Such, Document Center, Native Americans, Native Genealogies, Names & Events, Pirates & Treasure, Salem Witch Trials, Ship Passengers, Vital Records and Wills & Deeds.  Excellent

 NOBLE: THANKSGIVING 
http://www.noblenet.org/year/thanksgiving.htm

Thanksgiving links from the North of Boston Library Exchange.  Sections: General Sites, Thanksgiving History, Reading & Activities, and Food and Recipes.  Excellent

OFFERING THANKS: JAPAN, THAILAND AND THE UNITED STATES   NEW!
http://pulseplanet.nationalgeographic.com/ax/features/1100/index.html
A look at how the three nations give thanks.  Excellent

PILGRIMS THEME PAGE
http://www.easyfunschool.com/ThemeFunPilgrims.html
A theme page with links to websites on the Pilgrims.  Sections: Online Lesson Ideas, Snack Ideas, Craft Ideas, Printables, Games and Suggested Reading.  Excellent    - see also Lesson Plans section.

PLIMOTH PLANTATION – LIVING BREATHING HISTORY
http://www.plimoth.org/
A huge reference on Plimoth and the early settlers.  NEW:  Click on Learn for Historical Background, Online Activities and Education Programs.  Click on You Are the Historian for a detailed online interactive investigation.   Outstanding.   Excellent

THE PLYMOUTH COLONY ARCHIVE PROJECT
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/users/deetz/
“This Plymouth Colony Archive presents a collection of fully searchable texts, including: court records, colony laws, seventeenth century journals and memoirs, probate inventories, wills, town plans, maps, and fort plans; research and seminar analyses of numerous topics; biographical profiles of selected colonists; and architectural, archaeological and material culture studies.”  Very extensive.  Suitable for junior/senior high students and up.  Includes several lesson plans. Excellent

REFERENCE RESOURCES – THE PLYMOUTH COLONY 
http://www.kidinfo.com/American_History/Colonization_Plymouth.html
A long list of links for students on the Plymouth Colony, the Mayflower, other Colonies, and the Native Americans the first colonists encountered.  Excellent

THANKSGIVING
http://www.mckinneyisd.net/Campuses/school_websites/walker/TeacherCreated/thanksgiving/thanksgiving.htm
A site for students about Thanksgiving.  Sections: About Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Stories and Poems to Read, More Information About Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Games, and Thanksgiving Activities.  Excellent

THANKSGIVING AND PILGRIM LINKS           NEW!
http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek3/thanksgiving.htm
A page of links to websites for students on Thanksgiving.  Excellent

 

 

THANKSGIVING CENTRAL
http://rats2u.com/thanksgiving/thanksgiving_index.htm
A huge site for activities and information.  Sections include: Animated Gifs, Books, ClipArt, Crafts, Fonts, Games, History, the Mayflower, the Pilgrims, the Indians, Thanksgiving 4 Kids, Poetry, Songs, Stories, Prayers, Parades and much more.  Excellent

THANKSGIVING CLIP ART
http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/thanks/clipart.html
Colorful Thanksgiving clipart to print out or to use on a school’s web site.  Excellent

THANKSGIVING CRAFT PROJECTS 
http://craftsforkids.about.com/msubthanks.htm
About.com’s site of craft projects for kids for Thanksgiving.  Note: Be sure to scroll down for the full list of crafts.  Excellent

THANKSGIVING CRAFTS, DECORATIONS AND PRINTOUTS
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/thanksgiving/
A site for elementary students with crafts on Thanksgiving. Includes 12 printable books and several craft projects.  Excellent

THANKSGIVING CRAFTS FOR KIDS
http://www.childfun.com/themes/thanks_craft.shtml
A list of crafts for children.  Examples: Thanksgiving Quilt, Thanksgiving Centerpiece, Corn Cob, Hand Thanksgiving Card, Egg Turkey, Potato Turkey and several more.  Excellent

THANKSGIVING DAY AT ALPHABET SOUP
 http://www.alphabet-soup.net/hol/thanksgiving.html

A fun site on Thanksgiving for primary students.  Includes games, poems, art and more.  Excellent

THANKSGIVING GAMES FOR KIDS, FAMILY & CLASSROOM
http://hometown.aol.com/Panda34911/Thanks/HolidayFunPg12Thanks.html
Family Thanksgiving fun with a Maze, Word Search, Recipes, Thanksgiving Poetry, Books, Greetings, Turkey Gobblers (jokes), Crafts and terrific links.  Excellent

THANKSGIVING LINKS                NEW!
http://www.mcsdk12.org/curr/Thanksgiving/index.htm
Links to webquests, websites, crafts, activities and more.  Excellent

THANKSGIVING LINKS
http://the_english_dept.tripod.com/thanksgiving.html
A page of links on Thanksgiving.  Includes lessons, history, games and more.  Excellent

THANKSGIVING ON THE NET
http://www.holidays.net/thanksgiving/
Stories, puzzles, pictures to print and color, the history of Thanksgiving and harvest festivals going back to Roman times, America’s First Thanksgiving, the 1996, 1998, and 1999 Thanksgiving Proclamations, The Thanksgiving Turkey, National Day of Mourning, Goodies, Crafts and Home Decorations.  Excellent

THANKSGIVING ONLINE GAMES
http://akidsheart.com/holidays/thanks/thgame.htm
Fun, online games from A Kids Heart including: Pin the Beard on the Turkey, T-U-R-K-E-Y, Turkey in the Straw, Pilgrim Jigsaw Puzzle, Pilgrim Greeting Jigsaw Puzzle, Turkey in Wreath Greeting Puzzle, Pumpkin Harvest Game and Tic-Tac Turkey.  Note: Also includes two Bible games.) Excellent

turkey running

THANKSGIVING POWER (DAD AND THE CARVING KNIFE)            
http://www.grandpatucker.com/power-thanks/power01.html-ssi
A hilarious poem about a Dad’s attempt to use his new electric carving knife to carve the Thanksgiving turkey. Excellent

 

THANKSGIVING RESOURCES FOR YOUNG LEARNERS AND THEIR TEACHERS
http://www.gaillovely.com/thanksgiving.htm
Thanksgiving links for primary students and educators. Includes: Teacher Resources and Things to Do with Your Students. Excellent

 

THANKSGIVING THEME PAGES 
http://atozteacherstuff.com/themes/thanks.shtml
Thanksgiving theme pages for teachers including Word Puzzles, Crosswords, Books, Thematic Units & Activities, and Fun Stuff. Includes lesson plans. Excellent

 

WORKSHOP QUEST: THANKSGIVING RESOURCES ON THE WEB FOR EDUCATORS
http://www.midgefrazel.net/wqthanks.html
Resources for teachers on Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims. Divided into three parts: Teacher’s Guide, Classroom Activities and Just for Fun. Outstanding. Excellent

 

AMERICA’S HOMEPAGE – PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS
http://pilgrims.net/plymouth/
The home page for the city of Plymouth, Massachusetts information on the First Thanksgiving, a virtual tour of Plimoth Plantation, recipes, travel & tourist information, Native American history, and more. Very Good

 

DLTK’S THANKSGIVING ACTIVITIES
http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/thanksgiving/
Child-friendly activities including: Thanksgiving Coloring Pages, Native American Coloring Pages, Thanksgiving Crafts, Thanksgiving E-cards, Thanksgiving Recipes, Thanksgiving Songs, and Thanksgiving Writing Paper. Very Good

 

4FREE THANKSGIVING CLIP ART
http://rats2u.com/thanksgiving/thanksgiving_clipart.htm
Thanksgiving clip art, icons, borders, banners, lines, fonts, midi files, wav files and much more. Very Good

GRANDPA TUCKER’S THANKSGIVING – RHYMES & TALES            NEW URL!   2/06
 http://www.grandpatucker.com/thanksgiving/index.html-ssi
Thanksgiving poems, stories and songs. Very Good

 

THE HISTORY OF THANKSGIVING                     NEW URL!
http://www.history.com/minisite.do?content_type=mini_home&mini_id=1083
A History Channel site on Thanksgiving. Sections: First Thanksgiving, Mayflower Myths, Pilgrim Interviews, Proclamation, Video: History of Thanksgiving, and Resources. Very Good

 

JAMESTOWN VIRTUAL COLONY
http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/socialstudies/projects/jvc/
Information on Jamestown, Virginia’s first settlement by Europeans. Includes links to Lesson Plans and Webquests. Very Good

 

MAYFLOWER HISTORY
http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/
Detailed information on the Mayflower, its passengers and the early Pilgrims. Sections: Introduction, Mayflower Passengers, History, Genealogy, Full-Text Primary Sources, Mayflower Paintings and more. Click on the Introduction for Information for Teachers about teaching about the Mayflower and the Pilgrims. Note: We found a couple of broken links on this site. Very Good

 

PILGRIM AND THANKSGIVING LINKS                    
http://www.sabine.k12.la.us/zes/Pilgrims/default.htm
A page of links for elementary students on the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving. Very Good

 

PILGRIMS
http://www.kidskonnect.com/Pilgrims/PilgrimHome.html
A site for students on the Pilgrims, the Mayflower and the first Thanksgiving. Very Good

THANKSGIVING E-THEME                                
http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00000445.shtml
A page of links to websites about Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims. Very Good

 

THANKSGIVING FROM THE PILGRIM HALL MUSEUM
http://www.pilgrimhall.org/thanksg.htm
Includes an online exhibit "Giving Thanks: The Religious Roots of Thanksgiving", The "First Thanksgiving" and the Pilgrims, the Evolution of the Modern Thanksgiving, and the Native American National Day of Mourning. Very Good

 

THANKSGIVING FUN FOR KIDS
http://www.bethanyroberts.com/Thanksgivingfun.htm
A fun site for primary students . Sections: Crafts & Recipes; Games & Activities; Songs, Poems, Jokes & Tongue Twisters; and Links. Very Good

 

THANKSGIVING ON THE WEB
http://home.aristotle.net/thanksgiving/default.asp
A colorful site with Favorite Thanksgivings (readers’ favorite Thanksgiving memories), Postcards, Recipes, Fall Colors  (places to see the brightest fall foliage), Turkey Facts, Turkey Trivia, and Thanksgiving Day Sites. Very Good

 

 

THANKSGIVING RECIPES FROM AMERICA’S PAST             
http://www.pilgrimhall.org/thanksrec.htm
A group of Thanksgiving recipes from the Pilgrims to the second World War. Includes: Pumpion Pie, Red Kidney Beans, Plymouth Succotash, English Roast Turkey, English Plum Pudding and more. Very Good

 

WILLIAM BRADFORD: HISTORY OF PLYMOUTH PLANTATION c.1650                
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1650bradford.html#New%20governor,%20first%20marriage
From the Modern History Sourcebook, excerpts from the journals of William Bradford, one of the leaders of the Pilgrims. Sections: On the Mayflower; How they sought a place of habitation; The Mayflower Compact; Treaty with the Indians; New governor, first marriage; First harvest; and Private and communal farming. Very Good

 

 

ANNE’S THANKSGIVING GIFS
http://d21c.com/AnnesPlace/Thanks.html
Thanksgiving-themed gifs (clip art). Pictured: Acorns, Banners, Baskets, Corn, Vegetables, Floral, Food, Greetings, Lines, Pilgrims & Indians, Pumpkins, Turkeys and Miscellaneous. Good

 

AWESOME CLIPART FOR KIDS – THANKSGIVING
http://www.awesomeclipartforkids.com/cat.cfm?cat=Thanksgiving&sec=Holidays
Child-friendly clipart and more for kids. Includes: Backgrounds, Banners, Clipart, Coloring Pages, Fonts, Icons, Lines, Wallpapers and Skins. Good

 

DIGITAL HISTORY – PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENTS
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/documents/documents_p1.cfm
Primary source documents for the earliest European explorations and settlements. Scroll down for documents. Good

 

HISTORY OF JAMESTOWN
http://www.apva.org/history/index.html
A brief history of the Jamestown settlement. Good

 

HOW THE PILGRIMS LIVED – 1621
http://www.nationalcenter.org/Pilgrims.html
An account by pilgrim Edward Winslow reporting back to England the progress of the colony. Good

 

                                                                     

THE MAYFLOWER AND EARLY FAMILIES
http://www.mayflowerfamilies.com/default.htm
Information on the passengers on the Mayflower and the earliest colonists. Includes: Mayflower Compact, Mayflower Passengers, Mayflower Ship, Genealogies, Diaries & Such and much more. There is a lot of information on this site but it is a little hard to navigate. Best for older students. Good

 

THE MAYFLOWER COMPACT
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/1601-1650/plymouth/compac.htm
The full text of the Mayflower Compact in which the pilgrims committed themselves to the founding of a colony. Good

 

PILGRIM LINKS                            
http://kindergartenclass.netfirms.com/pilgrims.htm
A brief list of links to websites on the Pilgrims for primary students. Good

 

THE PILGRIMS                        
http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/OakViewES/harris/97-98/america/colonization/colonies-ne/pilgrims.html
Student reports on the Pilgrims and early colonies. Sections: Colonization, American Timeline, and New England Colonies. An example of an elementary class web project. Good

 

THE PILGRIMS VOYAGE – A MAP AND THE MAYFLOWER                
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/thanksgiving/map/
A site for primary students with craft instructions for making a map of the Pilgrims’ voyage and a model of the Mayflower. Good

 

THE PILGRIMS: VOYAGE TO FREEDOM 
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/pilgrims1.htm
The story of the Pilgrims’ journey and their first year in Plymouth. See the links also. Good

 

THE PILGRIMS VOYAGE – A MAP AND THE MAYFLOWER                
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/thanksgiving/map/

A site for primary students with craft instructions for making a map of the Pilgrims’ voyage and a model of the Mayflower. Good

 

PLYMOUTH MA. – ITS HISTORY AND PEOPLE
http://pilgrims.net/plymouth/history/index.htm

A look at the history and famous people of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Good

 

THANKSGIVING                        
http://www.vickiblackwell.com/thanks.html

A list of links about Thanksgiving. Suitable for elementary students. Good

 

THANKSGIVING AND PILGRIMS
http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek3/thanksgiving.htm

A page of links to Thanksgiving and Pilgrim sites. Good

 

THANKSGIVING AT PRIMARYGAMES.COM
http://www.primarygames.com/holidays/thanksgiving/thanksgiving.htm

Thanksgiving activities for primary students. Good

 

THANKSGIVING BOOKLIST                        NEW!

http://www.readwritethink.org/calendar_images/calendar360/thanksgiving_books.htm
A Thanksgiving booklist divided by age and reading levels.  Good

 

                                                                           

THANKSGIVING COLORING PAGES FOR KIDS               

http://www.coloring.ws/thanksgiving.html
Coloring pages to print out for kids. Good

 

THANKSGIVING HISTORY AND TRADITIONS
http://wilstar.com/holidays/thanksgv.htm
Information on the history and traditions of Thanksgiving. Take the Quiz then Read the Story. Includes a Word Search. Good

 

THANKSGIVING IN AMERICAN HISTORY
http://www.plimoth.org/Library/Thanksgiving/th1.htm
The history of this national holiday. Good

 

A THANKSGIVING QUILT
http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-6803.html
Use the printable sheet to print out a quilt that primary students can draw on using a Thanksgiving theme. Good

 

THANKSGIVING SONGS
http://www.preschooleducation.com/sthanksgiving.shtml
Simple songs with familiar tunes for with lyrics for Thanksgiving. For Kindergarten or 1st grade students. Good

 

THANKSGIVING WEATHER – THE WINTER OF 1620-1621
http://www.stormfax.com/thanksgv.htm
A brief page on the conditions during that first winter. Good

 

U.S. HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS – 17TH CENTURY
http://www.law.ou.edu/hist/

A look at primary documents from the 17th century about the New World. Includes: The First, Second & Third Virginia Charters, The Mayflower Compact, The Charter of Massachusetts Bay, The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, The Connecticut Colony Charter and the First Thanksgiving Proclamation. Includes the text, not photos. Good

 

VEGETARIAN THANKSGIVING FEASTS
http://www.vegweb.com/food/events/index-thanksgiving.shtml

A large collection of terrific vegetarian recipes suitable for all. Some can be adapted for the classroom. Good

 

A VIRTUAL TOUR OF PLIMOTH PLANTATION
http://pilgrims.net/plimothplantation/vtour/index.htm
Take a virtual tour of Plimoth Plantation. Note: Some of the links are broken. Good

 

THE WAMPANOAG – PEOPLE OF THE FIRST LIGHT                 
http://www.bostonkids.org/educators/wampanoag/index.htm
"Boston Children's Museum and Wampanoag Indian Advisors jointly offer this website to help educators present the history of Wampanoag people with accuracy and respect."
Sections: What You Need to Know; Collections & Resources; Evaluating Resources; Books, Videos & More; New England Events; Beyond the Museum and more. Good

 

 

LESSON PLANS & CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

 

AMERICA CELEBRATES THANKSGIVING – CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES
http://www.readwritethink.org/calendar/calendar_day.asp?id=360
Activities, lesson plans and more on Thanksgiving. Excellent

 

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER: CREATING A MULTICULTURAL THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20021127wednesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on Thanksgiving. "In this lesson, students will create a Thanksgiving menu and pre-dinner blessing or ritual that is sensitive to five different imaginary Thanksgiving guests from a variety of backgrounds." Excellent

 

LET’S TALK TURKEY – THE COST OF THANKSGIVING DINNER – LESSON PLAN
http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.cfm?lesson=EM48&page=teacher
An Economics lesson plan for grades 9-12 on the financial cost of Thanksgiving dinner. Excellent

 

MYTH AND TRUTH: THE "FIRST THANKSGIVING" – LESSON PLAN
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=65
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on the first Thanksgiving. "Did the Wampanoag bring the pilgrims popcorn on the first Thanksgiving, as some versions of the story would suggest? Or is that just a myth? Behind every myth are many possible truths allowing us to discover who we were as peoples and who we are today. By exploring myths surrounding the Wampanoag, the pilgrims, and the "first Thanksgiving," this lesson asks students to think critically about commonly believed myths regarding the Wampanoag Indians in colonial America." Excellent

 

PACKING THE PILGRIM’S TRUNK: PERSONALIZING HISTORY IN THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM - LESSON PLAN
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=400
A lesson plan for grades K-2 on the Pilgrims. "This theme exploration helps students explore who the Pilgrims were, learn about their trip aboard the Mayflower, and discover how they adapted and built new lives at Plymouth Colony. But more importantly, it helps students discover connections between their own life experiences and those of the Pilgrims, making history interesting, meaningful, and relevant." Excellent

 

PILGRIM ACTIVITIES                                
http://www.plimoth.org/learn/education/kids/index.asp
Activities for students about the Pilgrims from the Plimoth Plantation website. Sections: Object of the Month, Homework Help, Make It at Home, Recipes, Talk Like a Pilgrim, Coloring Pictures, Stories and Riddles. Excellent

 

THE PILGRIM LIFE ADVENTURE – LESSON PLAN
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/kimbrough/pilgrimlife/teacherpage.html
A project for first grade students in which students "will be learning about the Mayflower adventure and creating a vehicle for their own life adventure. They will also work with a group and create a play about their life adventure." Includes teacher and students sections. Excellent

PILGRIM STUDY UNIT
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/lesson-plans/lesson-793.html

A group of lesson plans on the Pilgrims. Includes 7 lessons. Note: You may see an ad before going to your page. Click on the link at the upper right to continue on to the lessons. Excellent

 

THE PILGRIMS AND PLYMOUTH COLONY – 1620 – A STUDY GUIDE                
http://www.rootsweb.com/~mosmd/index.htm

A study guide for teachers and students on the Pilgrims and the Plymouth Colony. A huge resource. Includes some lesson plans. Excellent

 

PILGRIMS THEME PAGE – LESSON PLANS                    
http://www.easyfunschool.com/ThemeFunPilgrims.html
A theme page with links to websites on the Pilgrims. Sections: Online Lesson Ideas, Snack Ideas, Craft Ideas, Printables, Games and Suggested Reading. Excellent - see also Websites section.

 

TEACHING ABOUT THANKSGIVING
ftp://ftp.halcyon.com/pub/FWDP/Americas/tchthnks.txt
A teaching unit on Thanksgiving that separates the Thanksgiving "myth" from the historical facts as known. Includes an Introduction for Teachers, setting straight some of the myths that have grown around the story of the First Thanksgiving. Provides the Plymouth Thanksgiving Story with both information on the Puritans and the Native Americans in the area, Study and Discussion Questions, Ideas for Enrichment, How to Avoid Old Stereotypes, Bibliography, Recipes, A Thanksgiving Prayer from the Iroquois (Seneca) People, Indian Corn, Recipes from the Woodland Culture Area, and the Story of the Corn Husk Doll. Excellent

 

THANK YOU NOTES: WRITING THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATIONS ON BEHALF OF THE UNITED STATES – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20011121wednesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on Thanksgiving. "In this lesson, students investigate the history of presidential proclamations and develop their own Thanksgiving Proclamations, highlighting current issues and sentiments." Excellent

THANKSGIVING ACTIVITIES                    
http://www.eduplace.com/monthlytheme/november/thanksgiving_activities.html
A page of links to Thanksgiving activities for students, divided by grade level. Excellent

 

THANKSGIVING RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS
http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Thanksgiving/thanksteach.html
A full page of links to lesson plans and activities. Outstanding. Note: We found a couple of broken links on this site. Excellent

 

THANKSGIVING TEACHING THEMES             NEW!
http://www.teach-nology.com/themes/holidays/thanks/
A collection of Thanksgiving-themed activities.  Sections: Writing Sheets, Crafts, Downloads, Recipes, Songs, Vocabulary Builders, Games, Lesson Plans, Webquests, and more.  Excellent

THANKSGIVING THEME UNIT
http://www.abcteach.com/Thanksgiving/ThanksgivingTOC.htm
A huge site for teachers on Thanksgiving. Sections: Thanksgiving Story Starters, Turkey Patterns, I am Thankful, Thankful Words, How to Cook a Turkey, Math Problems, Turkey Poetry, Mayflower Supply List, Native American Report, Venn Diagram, Pilgrim Child Shape Book, Pilgrim Woman Shape Book, Thanksgiving Cards, First Thanksgiving (gr.3-4), First Thanksgiving (gr. 4-6), Mayflower Color Book Cover, Family Thanksgiving Color Page, Thanksgiving Menu, Crossword, Online Crossword, Crossword 2, Online Crossword 2, Word Search, Pilgrim Hat Shape, Cornucopia Shape Book, Turkey Shape Book, Corn Shape Book, Cornstalk Shape Book, 3-sided Diorama, More Activities, Word Unscramble, Border Paper, Border Paper (primary), Thanksgiving Poetry Form, and more. Outstanding. Excellent

 

THANKSGIVING THEME UNIT
http://www.edhelper.com/Thanksgiving.htm
Thanksgiving Reading Comprehensions, Animals, Thanksgiving Story Starters, Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzle, Math Worksheets, Logic Problem, Dot to Dots, Coloring Pages, Mazes and Puzzles. Excellent

 

 

CREATING A COLONY IN THE NEW LAND - LESSON PLAN
http://www.coollessons.org/colony.htm
A link-based lesson plan for elementary students on the first colony. Very Good

 

CROSSROADS: AMERICAN HISTORY CURRICULUM
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Social_Studies/US_History/crossroads.html
An American History curriculum for grades K-16. Click on sections 3, 4, and 5 and then on The Founding of New Societies 1607-1763 in each section. Includes information and lesson plans for each grade level. Very Good

 

 

IT’S TURKEY TIME!

http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson036.shtml
A lesson planning article for teachers on turkey. Includes games and activities for younger and older students. Very Good

 

THE MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS AND THEIR FIRST YEAR IN AMERICA – LESSON PLAN
http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/crossroads/sec3/k2/unit3/u3g2l1.htm
A lesson plan for 3rd grade on the Mayflower. They will study why the Pilgrims came to America, what they found there, and the story of the first Thanksgiving. Very Good

 

MAYFLOWER/PILGRIMS/THANKSGIVING LESSON PLANS
http://www.proteacher.com/090096.shtml
A page of links to lesson plans on the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving. Very Good

 

Mr. Donn’s Thanksgiving Lesson Plans and Activities                 

http://members.aol.com/DonnHolidays/Thanksgiving.html#Top

Links to lots of lesson plans and activities for elementary students. Very Good

 

A PILGRIM CONVERSATION – LESSON PLAN
http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-3247.html
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 in which students must create an imaginary conversation between the first Pilgrims to land at Plymouth discussing their feelings. NOTE: When you click on the link you may arrive at the Membership page. At the very top right is a link "Go to Your Link". Click on this for the lesson plan. Very Good

 

 

 

PLYMOUTH AND JAMESTOWN - A COMPARISON                

http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/socialstudies/projects/jvc/unit/broad/plymouth.html
A lesson plan that compares the colonies at Plymouth and Jamestown. "This lesson will compare and contrast Plymouth and Jamestown, the first two English colonies in America. Jamestown and Plymouth, while both English colonies, were very different in terms of goals, people, and beliefs. Understanding the characteristics and development of these two colonies is crucial in understanding the divergent paths taken by the North and the South in United States history." Good

 

THANKSGIVING: THE MAYFLOWER – LESSON PLAN                
http://atozteacherstuff.com/pages/441.shtml
A lesson plan for grades 1-2 on the Mayflower. Students create a craft following the reading of a book about the Mayflower. Good

 

A THANKSGIVING CROSSWORD PUZZLE                
http://iteslj.org/cw/1/af-thanks.html
A crossword puzzle of Thanksgiving terms for primary students. Good

 

THANKSGIVING INTERACTIVE COLORING PAGES                
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/coloring-pages/thanksgiving/
You can print out these coloring pages or have students color them online. Good for primary students developing mouse skills. Good

THANKSGIVING THEME UNIT               NEW!
http://www.buddyproject.org/thematic/thanksgiving.asp

A brief thematic unit on Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims.  Appears to be aimed at primary students. Good

THANKSGIVING WEB-QUEST                 NEW!
http://www.osbornnet.org/mon/webquests/thanksgivingwebquest.htm

A webquest for intermediate students on Thanksgiving.  “Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving? How did the holiday begin? Who declared Thanksgiving a national holiday? What was the first Thanksgiving like? Who attended the first Thanksgiving? Why is Thanksgiving always celebrated in the fall?” 
Very Good 

THE WAMPANOAG INDIANS HELPED THE PILGRIMS – LESSON PLAN    NEW!http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/crossroads/sec3/k2/unit3/UNIT3-K-Lesson2.html
A kindergarten lesson plan on the ways the Wampanoag helped the first settlers. Good

WHY DID THE PLIMOTH SETTLERS CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING? – LESSON PLAN  NEW!
http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/crossroads/sec3/k2/unit3/UNIT3-K-Lesson1.html

Despite the heading this lesson plan is for kindergarten students on the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving.  Good

 

 

 

WEBQUESTS

 

THE FIRST THANKSGIVING WEBQUEST                    NEW!
http://www.salesianhigh.org/faculty/wri/fthanks.html
A webquest for high school students on the first Thanksgiving.  “Which is the most accurate?  Why?  Download into WORD this file: The First Thanksgiving: The Most Accurate Illustration.  Write first the number of the picture you think best illustrates the real first Thanksgiving.  Then write your reasons why.  When done with your writing, add your name to your WORD document, print it, and hand it in to your teacher.
Study Norman Rockwell's painting of an American Thanksgiving in the 20th Century.  Now describe a painting you would create showing the real first Thanksgiving.  Download into WORD this file: The First Thanksgiving: My Illustration.  Describe the setting: Where are your characters?  Think of your painting as a stage; what is your stage setting?  What season is it?  What is the weather like? Describe the characters:  Who  will you include in your painting?  What do they look like?  What kind of clothes are they wearing?  What are they doing? Describe the expressions on your characters' faces: What are their emotions?  Why? Describe the details: What are they eating?  What kind of tables, dishes, etc. will you show in your painting?
If you study Norman Rockwell's Thanksgiving painting, you can easily catch the theme of the painting: "Thanksgiving is a time for Americans to be grateful for all of the good things we have in this great country of ours."  End your writing project with a concluding paragraph: What is the theme of YOUR painting?  Why?” 
 One of a few at this grade level.   Excellent

 IF YOU SAILED ON THE MAYFLOWER – WEBQUEST                
http://www.enter.net/~canpan/webq.htm
A webquest for 3rd grade students. "Ahoy mates!  Welcome to If You Sailed on the Mayflower.  You are a passenger on the Mayflower in the year 1620.  Your assignment is to do an oral presentation for the class as a if you are pilgrim on this ship.  First you will study the parts of the ship, then decide if you are a crew member or passenger.  You will research what life was like for that particular person and report it during your oral presentation." Excellent

MRS. INMAN’S THANKSGIVING WEBQUEST                        NEW!
http://teacherweb.com/SC/Reidville/MrsInman'sThanksgivingWebQuest/
A webquest for intermediate students on Thanksgiving.  “Your tasks will be to take a trip back in time when our country was very young.  You will be researching facts on how Thanksgiving began and the important role it played in shaping our country. Learn about how Thanksgiving has shaped our country by going back in time and learning the:THE PILGRIM STORY The 17th-century Pilgrims are known through the writings and artifacts they left behind.  There is much more to their history, however, than the 17th-century facts.  There is also the "Pilgrim Story."  That "Story" is the celebration of a few selected moments which have fixed the Pilgrims firmly in America's collective memory. This Pilgrim Story has grown and evolved over time. Thanksgiving shapes our past. Hold dear to your heart those traditions that shape our lives.”  Excellent

 

OPENING DOORS TO THE NEW WORLD – WEBQUEST
http://www.bv229.k12.ks.us/VP_pilgrims/

A webquest for elementary students on the Pilgrims. "Task: Your task is to create a doorway to the New World.  There will be three sections to your project.  Behind two outside doors will lie the New World.

Use the note taking guide provided by your teacher to help organize your notes.  You will also need to use additional resources to find all of the information." Excellent

 

 

 

PILGRIM WEBQUEST
http://www.natick.k12.ma.us/schools/johnson/pilgrimquest.html
A webquest for 3rd grade students on the Pilgrims. "I have created this simple webquest for third graders to use as part of their Social Studies curriculum. There are 19 questions about the Pilgrims and their arrival in Plymouth. They are designed to give students a basic understanding of the history surrounding the Pilgrims, their voyage to a new land, and their early years. Ideally this webquest will be completed before going on a field trip to Plimoth Plantation. If access to computers is a factor, the students may be put in teams and each team will be responsible for getting the answers to all of the questions in one section, such as The Voyage of the Mayflower & Speedwell. The teams will then get back together and share what they learned." Excellent

 

PILGRIMS PROGRESS – WEBQUEST                 NEW!

http://www.besd61.k12.il.us/webquests/sewest/pilgrim/pilgrimsprogressstudent.html
A webquest for grades 1-4 on the Pilgrims. "Through a variety of activities you will demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the pilgrims' experiences. You will be able to learn about their journey and hardships on the Mayflower, landing on Plymouth Rock and some of the important Native American Indians that impacted their lives. Discover their daily life experiences focusing on what they ate, their clothing, games they played, crafts they made, the shelters they lived in and how they used their surroundings to live." Excellent

 

A QUEST TO LEARN ABOUT PILGRIMS                     NEW!
http://awalley2001.com/webquests/Web_PilQuest.html
A webquest for 1st grade students on the Pilgrims. "You will be assisted while you are working in a small group to learn about the Pilgrims. By the end of this webquest you will know what the Pilgrims clothing was like, how the Pilgrims traveled to Plymouth, what the Mayflower was like, what the children's everyday life was like, and how it differs from yours." Excellent

A THANKSGIVING DINNER EVERYONE WILL “GOBBLE” UP – WEBQUEST  NEW!
http://sewanhaka.k12.ny.us/~careylibrary/thansgingweb.htm
A webquest for 7th & 8th grade students on Thanksgiving.  “Ah... Thanksgiving.  One of your favorite days of the year!  A day to kick back, relax, catch the parade on channel 4, watch some football, and - best of all - eat your family out of house and home.
However, just as you are trying on your favorite pilgrim costume and brushing up on your patented "Gobble, Gobble," you get some shocking news.  Your great-aunt Ethel, who always prepares the Thanksgiving feast, has fallen ill with a horrible case of the flu!  "OK," you think, taking a deep breath.  "That's alright.  Cousin Matilda can handle it."  But, as you soon learn, Cousin Matilda has caught the bug as well.  In fact, so has the entire family... EXCEPT YOU!      
You realize that if Thanksgiving dinner is to go on, it is up to you to pull it off!  You set your mind to it and decide that this will not be some "Charlie Brown" Thanksgiving meal of toast and popcorn.  This will be a Thanksgiving to remember!” 
Excellent

THANKSGIVING MEANS MORE THAN GIVING THANKS – WEBQUEST   NEW!
http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/webquest_orig/webquest_orig010.shtml
A webquest for grades 3-6 on Thanksgiving.  “The U.S. Congress has decided to change the name of the holiday celebrated on the last Thursday in November. The name "Thanksgiving," the lawmakers say, doesn't capture the entire spirit of the day. The holiday should be a day for more than just giving thanks. Now, Congress has asked your class to help choose a better name.”  Excellent

THANKSGIVING WEBQUEST
http://www.hazelwood.k12.mo.us/~cdavis01/webquests/kpw/
A webquest for primary students on Thanksgiving. "After reading the story and exploring the links, create (using word processing) your version of what it would have been like if you were one of the original Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower. While writing your story consider the following: • why you left England • did all of your family go on the Mayflower • did all of your family survive • what was it like living on a ship • how long did the trip take • what was it like when you first walked on land in the new world • did you make friends with any of the Indians • how did you survive the first winter • what was the first Thanksgiving like and what did you eat." Excellent

THANKSGIVING WEBQUEST                
http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/l/e/leb187/webquestpg1.html
A webquest for 6th grade students on Thanksgiving. "After your journey through this webquest, you will be able to identify what happened at the first Thanksgiving including some of the foods that the Pilgrims and Indians ate, the types of clothing that they wore, and the types of homes they lived in. You will be placed in groups of four. Then, you will arrange a small skit, role playing customs and cultures of the first Thanksgiving from the completed activity sheets and new discoveries that you will make in this journey. You will portray people who were in attendance. The skit should be at least five minutes long and should not exceed ten minutes." Note: We found one broken link on this site. Excellent

 

THAT’S PLYMOUTH ROCK? – WEBQUEST
http://www.midgefrazel.net/wqprock.html
A webquest for elementary and middle school students on Plymouth. "Your school is participating in a special program called "Symbols of America" whose goal is to help elementary students that are new to the United States learn about places in our country where there are pieces of history symbolic of our nation.

Your (or your class) assignment is to start the tour in Plymouth, Massachusetts at the site of Plymouth Rock. Does history tell us that Plymouth Rock is the first symbol of freedom in America? Why do thousands of people come to Plymouth to look at this small rock? Why do people say in amazement, "That's Plymouth Rock?"   Is what we learn about the landing on the Rock fact or folklore?  Why is it important to learn about symbols of history and what has that to do with America today?" Excellent

 

A WEBQUEST TO FIND THE FACT AND FICTION OF PILGRIMS AND THE FIRST THANKSGIVING
http://si.unm.edu/loslunas_2001/asmith/asmith_wq/WEBQUEST.HTM
A webquest for elementary students on the Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving. "You have been learning about pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving ever since kindergarten.  Now your group will travel back in time through the internet  to find out the truth about pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving.  Have fun and travel safely!" Note: We found a couple of broken links on this site. Excellent

 

 

EXPLORING PLYMOUTH PLANTATION – A WEBQUEST                

http://www.champlain.edu/majors/education/elementary/webquests/Dina's%20Webquest%20Pilgrims.htm
A webquest on the Pilgrims for upper elementary students. "Have you ever wondered what life was like for the pilgrims when they first came to America? How do the past experiences of the pilgrims compare to life, as we know it today? This quest will take students on a virtual tour of Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts, the first permanent European settlement in southern New England. Today the site is a living museum that recreates 17th century life by depicting aspects of daily living. The museum staff wears historic period clothes and performs tasks that would have been carried out by the colonists. You will be investigating the pilgrim life on the settlement in the year 1627 and comparing and contrasting it to life in our present American society. Your findings will be represented on a Venn diagram. While on this quest you will come to understand and make connections to early American life, understand historical settlements, and learn to use computer technology in order to gather ideas, research topics, and to represent your findings using computer resources.

Focusing Question: What was it like to live on Plymouth Plantation in the year 1627? How does life in 1627 compare and contrast to life in today’s present American society?" Note: The links are blue on blue and hard to read. Very Good   

 

IF I WERE A PILGRIM – WEBQUEST
http://eprentice.sdsu.edu/F02X2/brooks/pilgrimwq/pilgrim_teacher.html
A webquest for 2nd grade students on the Pilgrims. "In this Webquest, students will use a variety of resources to differentiate between their lives today and the lives of Pilgrims.  They will compare clothing, housing, recreational activities, and daily living of long ago and today."    Very Good

 

LIFE ON PLYMOUTH PLANTATION – WEBQUEST

http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/activity/plymouth/
A webquest on Plymouth Plantation for 3rd grade students. "The purpose of this lesson is to enable young students to research and gain an understanding of what life was like on Plymouth Plantation in early colonial America. Using maps, students will gain an understanding of where the pilgrims came from as students trace their journey from England to Plymouth. Students will also study the geographical features and climate of the Plymouth area." Note: We found some broken links on this site. Very Good

 

PILGRIM CHILDREN – WEBQUEST                  NEW!
http://192.107.108.56/portfolios/m/madine%5Fm/Webquest/

A webquest for K-2 on the Pilgrims.  “At the end of your adventure, you will be able to:
 Match daily chores to the Pilgrim children or you.● Identify the foods the Pilgrims ate. ● Find and make parts of the Pilgrim's clothing. ● Learn and play different games the Pilgrim children played. ● Compare and contrast your life with a Pilgrim child's life.” 
Very Good

 

PILGRIM FUN! – WEBQUEST
http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/edis771/fall99webquests/student/spollyreardon/home.html
A webquest for 1st grade students on the Pilgrims. "Thanksgiving is a special time of year which celebrates the Pilgrim's survival of the first year at Plymouth Colony!  During this webquest you will read books and search web sites to learn about what the Pilgrims' first year at Plymouth was like." Very Good

 

PILGRIM PLANTATION QUEST                    
http://home.earthlink.net/~jesmith/Pilgrim2.html
A webquest for elementary students on the Pilgrims at Plimoth Plantation. "The class will be divided into small groups. One member of the group should be designated as the "coach." It is his or her role to keep the group focused on the assignment. Another group member should be the "pilot." He or she controls the mouse! Other members of the group should take turns reading the material presented on the screen. While this is a group activity, each member of the group should record his or her own answers to the questions. These answers maybe recorded in your notebooks. The questions marked with an asterisk should be responded to in complete sentences.

Before beginning this activity, each group should print out a copy of these questions to refer to while completing the assignment." Very Good.

 

A PILGRIMAGE INTO HISTORY – WEBQUEST
http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/Mountain/9112/Pilgrimage.html
A webquest for upper elementary students on the Pilgrims. "You and your group have been asked to research early colonial life for a new magazine aimed toward children entitled, "A Pilgrimage Into History". The focus of the article you are to write will be that of comparing and contrasting the early settlements of Jamestown and Plymouth, the first two English colonies in America." Very Good

 

THE PILGRIM’S JOURNEY: A CHILD’S ADVENTURE – WEBQUEST

http://emints3.purdy.k12.mo.us/webquest/
A webquest for 3rd or 4th grade students on the Pilgrims. "Since you are one of the first pilgrim children to sail to America, it will be your job to keep track of everything that happens to you and your family during the first year. You will do this by researching for facts, dates, photos, and interesting details to include in a scrapbook type journal. This journal will help you to create your final presentation. You will need to be able to tell other children about your trip and what life will be like for them when they make the same journey to America." Very Good

 

THANKSGIVING – A WEBQUEST FOR 5TH GRADE                NEW!http://www.buddyproject.org/thematic/thanksgiving.asp
A webquest for 5th grade students on Thanksgiving.  “Your family is having trouble getting into the Thanksgiving spirit this year. You decide to take matters into your own hands to make this holiday a truly happy and thankful time. Perhaps reminding your relatives of their historical past and also providing some present day fun filled activities will do the trick. So, do some research, make a menu, plan those afternoon activities (leave a little time for football and napping), and help your family gather together.”  Very Good

THANKSGIVING WEBQUEST                  NEW!
http://midsolutions.org/courses/edl637/student_samples/supportFiles/fleming_ponte.htm
A webquest for primary students on Thanksgiving.  “Help!!!! Someone stole all the librarybooks on thanksgiving. We need your help to replace the information.  As secret spies your quest is to travel back to the year 1621. Find out as much information as you can about thanksgiving and its history.” We found a couple of broken links on this site.  Very Good

THANKSGIVING WEBQUEST                              NEW!
http://teacher.scholastic.com/thanksgiving/feast/webquest.htm
A webquest from Scholastic for middle school students on Thanksgiving.  Very Good

THANKSGIVING WEBQUEST FOR SECOND GRADERS                   NEW!
http://mdunlea3.tripod.com/thanksgivingwebquestforsecondgraders/
“Your parents have just sold your house and all of its contents to buy you and your family tickets to sail on board the Mayflower across the Atlantic Ocean. This makes you a Pilgrim. You will travel back in time to the first Thanksgiving Day”   
Very Good

THE FIRST THANKSGIVING: WHAT REALLY HAPPENED?            NEW!
http://www.west-bend.k12.wi.us/badger/81/SS-Gieryn/Thanksgiving/webq_instructions.htm
A lesson plan for intermediate students on the first Thanksgiving.  “YOU are going to be the historian.  The facts, the primary sources (written by people who were there), and other information will be presented in order to help you to piece together the actual Thanksgiving.  You will learn about the actual events and myths of Thanksgiving.  You will read some of the work that modern historians are doing to unmask the truths of that day.  At the end of the webquest, you will be responsible for… ”  Does not give links.  You need to add your own.  Good

IT’S THANKSGIVING – WEBQUEST                  NEW!http://www.bristow.k12.ok.us/edison/thanksgivingwebquest.htm
A webquest for 1st & 2nd grade students on Thanksgiving.  “After your pilgrimage, you will be able to identify what happened the first Thanksgiving.  As well as, you will be able to tell how the first Thanksgiving and your Thanksgiving are alike and how they are different.  You will have a map, a family tree, a Venn Diagram, and a picture of a Thanksgiving feast.”  Only one of the links worked well.  Good

LET’S SAIL TO PLIMOTH – WEBQUEST                
http://www.winchendonk12.org/lesson-template32/lesson-template1.htm
A webquest for grades 4-6 on the Pilgrims. "This webquest will take you on an information hunt to learn about the people who celebrated the first Thanksgiving in the New World. As you progress through this activity you will tour their ship, the Mayflower, spend time at a replica of Plimoth Plantation in 1627, view interviews with historic people and see original documents. As you visit these different sites, you will answer questions, complete diagrams and charts, and take notes about important details and interesting facts. These notes will be used to add realism as you write 2 letters home to those left behind in England. The contents of these letters should demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the life of a Pilgrim." Note: We found one broken link on this site. Good

 

LIFE BEFORE PLAY STATION – WEBQUEST            
http://www.gmpdc.org/webquests/armstrong/
A webquest for 3rd grade students comparing life for the Pilgrims with life today. "Discover what life was like almost 400 years ago. Have these lifestyles influenced our way of life as we know it today?
Throughout this webquest, you will: demonstrate an understanding that people, artifacts, and documents represent links to the past and that they are sources of data from which historical accounts are constructed.
Examine historical data related to ideas, events, and people from a given time-frame in order to reconstruct a chronology and identify examples of cause and effect."
Note: There are only 2 informational links on this site. You might want to add some. Good

 

 

NATIVE AMERICANS’ ROLE IN THE FIRST THANKSGIVING – WEBQUEST NEW!

http://betty.whiteoaks.sancarlos.k12.ca.us/Room_11/WQthanks/thanks.html

A webquest for intermediate students about the role of Native Americans at the first Thanksgiving. Working with an adult, you will investigate how the native Americans helped the Pilgrims.  Remember, when the Pilgrims arrived in America, there were no towns or friends to help them know what to do to live in this new and strange place.  They didn't recognize the plants or animals.  They needed homes and food.

Read the following questions.  Click on the question to go to the web site with the answer.  You will share the reading with an adult.  As you read, use your pencil and paper to jot down information that will help you write your answer.  After you write the answer to the question, write it on the "Question and Answer" sheet or type it on Room 11's message board on the note with that question.  (This option is only available to Room 11 students.)”   We found one broken link on this site.  Good

THANKSGIVING FUN! – WEBQUEST                 NEW!
http://www.longwood.k12.ny.us/ridge/wq/laprarie/
A webquest for primary students on Thanksgiving.  Very basic. Good

THANKSGIVING WEBQUEST                  NEW!
http://www.stmary.pvt.k12.de.us/Lib_ThanksgivingWebquest56.html
A webquest for grades 5 & 6 on the misconceptions and myths about Thanksgiving.  “You and your team will become detectives to follow the links answer the questions below.  Your answers will be processed in a Word document and turned in to Mrs. Bott for a library grade.  The paper should have your names and class on the upper left hand corner, and be typed in a font 12 point Arial or Times New Roman.  There should be no Word Art or other embellishments on the paper. Good luck!”  We found one broken link on this site. Good

THANKSGIVING WEBQUEST                              NEW!http://teachers.northallegheny.org/mschwoebel/Thanksgiving%20WebQuest/thanksgiving_webquest.htm
A simple webquest for primary students as an introduction to Thanksgiving.  Good

 

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November 2006

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If you do, you must credit Carol Lyn Hutton,  Cumberland County AVA Center, Bridgeton, NJ, post the list in its entirety and link back to our site.  http://www.cumbavac.org

 

Thanksgiving clipart taken from:

Kids Domain Thanksgiving Clipart

http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/thanks/clipart.html

 

Anne’s Place Thanksgiving Clipart

http://d21c.com/AnnesPlace/Thanks.html

 

Thanksgiving Graphics

http://www.fortunecity.com/skyscraper/drive/426/thanks.html

 

Donna’s Clipart Gallery

http://donna1964.tripod.com/welcome.htm

 

J’s Magic Clipart

http://jsmagic.net/turkeyturkeys/

 

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