Turkey Day is just around the corner! Here are some links to help kids understand the holiday in a little more depth!
First of all, the Smithsonian’s Plimoth Plantation web site will provide a definitive look at Thanksgiving, from the perspectives of both colonist and Native American.
- See their Learn Something Old pages for lesson ideas.
- Thanksgiving Interactive: You Are the Historian is a great place for kids to start learning about the English Colonists and the Wampanoag (say “Wom-puh-nog”) traditions. The whole activity can be downloaded as a zipped file here, if you’re having network traffic slow-downs. (Note: it’s a Flash web site, so iPaddlers are out-of-luck.) Teachers can download an activity guide here.