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Posted at 10:42 pm on Mar 16, 2007


Thanksgiving Links

The Pilgrimís Hall Museum has information on Thanksgiving from 1621 to present day celebrations. http://www.pilgrimhall.org/thanksg.htm

Learn about the history of Thanksgiving here.
http://www.history.com/minisites/thanksgiving/


Try using this 100-year-old recipe for cooking your Thanksgiving turkey this year.
http://events.askacop.org/thanksgiving.html

The Pilgrims and The Mayflower Contract
http://members.aol.com/RichClark7/pilgrims.htm


Plimoth Plantation a living history facts and myths
http://www.plimoth.org/visit/what/index.asp

Thanksgiving in North America: From Local Harvest to National Holiday.
http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/nmah/thanks.htm

Squanto the Indian who helped save the pilgrims.
http://www.workersforjesus.com/f25-14.htm

The First Thanksgiving: discusses table manners and what they really ate.
http://www.history.com/minisites/thanksgiving/viewPage?pageId=872

The Truth about the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving.
http://pilgrims.net/plymouth/thanksgiving.htm

Thanksgiving worksheets, coloring pages, bookmarks, songs, and writing paper can be found at this site.
http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/misc/thanks/

At this site you can find several lesson plans on Thanksgiving including Thanksgiving collages, musical turkeys, I am thankful for, Native American culture, and much more.
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/Thanksgiving.htm



Here is a 39 page workbook that includes crossword puzzles, alphabetical order, unscramble the words; break the code, and others. It also comes with answer sheets.
http://www.sites4teachers.com/links/redirect.php?url=http://www.worksheets4teachers.com/PDF/thanksgiving.pdf

This is a Thanksgiving Math worksheet. It is in a story problem format.
http://www.sites4teachers.com/links/redirect.php?url=http://home.att.net/%7Eteaching/holidays/thanksmath.pdf

The colors I eat on Thanksgiving Day are a mini-book for preK-1st.
http://www.fastq.com/%7Ejbpratt/education/sstudies/us/thanksgivingbooks.pdf

At teacher vision you can find lessons on Thanksgiving for Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Health. They also have printables and reference links.
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/thanksgiving/lesson-plan/6670.html

Thanksgiving crossword puzzle from Billy Bear to print and fill in.
http://www.billybear4kids.com/holidays/thanksgiving/crossword/w-puzle1.htm

Billy Bear also has some Thanksgiving crafts including a pony bead pilgrim and fall leaf art.
http://www.billybear4kids.com/holidays/thanksgiving/crafts.htm

This is a mini unit that focuses on the clothing worn at the first Thanksgiving.
http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/Byrnes-celebrations/Thanksgiving.html

Education World has a nice lesson plan that covers all the subjects. Well worth a look.
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson088.shtml

At Mr. Donnís they have a nice selection of Native American lessons, clip art, and crafts.
http://www.mrdonn.org/nativeamericans.html


Thanksgiving a celebration of thanksgiving Ė a series of lesson plans to teach thankfulness.
http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/MonsonUnits/amychr/index.htm

Crayola has several lesson plans, activities, crafts, and e-cards.
http://www.crayola.com/calendar/detail.cfm?event_id=98&year=2004

At ABC teach you can find coloring pages, shape books, crosswords, notepaper, memory games, and more.
http://www.abcteach.com/directory/seasonalholidays/thanksgiving/

Thanksgiving Crafts, decorations, and printouts from Enchanted Learning some are free.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/thanksgiving/

The Thanksgiving story worksheets are a pdf.
http://www.sites4teachers.com/links/redirect.php?url=http://everythingesl.net/downloads/Thanksgiving_story.pdf

Thanksgiving coloring pages
http://www.sites4teachers.com/links/redirect.php?url=http://www.lil-fingers.com/games/coloring/thankgiving.html

The First Thanksgiving an interactive lesson by Scholastic.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/thanksgiving/index.htm

Here is an online Thanksgiving history quiz.
http://www.familyeducation.com/quiz/0,1399,1-3700,00.html

Thanksgiving coloring page, crafts, games, puzzles, poems, songs, printables, recipes, and worksheets
http://www.dltk-holidays.com/thanksgiving/index.html

Here are several different Thanksgiving crafts.
http://www.kidsdomain.com/craft/_Thanks.html

An Old Fashion Thanksgiving Story
http://www.victorianas.com/thanks/alcott.html

Vintage Thanksgiving clip art
http://www.archivalart.com/lightbox/index.php?category=gallery/holidays/thanksgiving

More Thanksgiving clip art
http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/Garden/4182/thanksgiving/misc.html

50 clip art images including pilgrims, turkeys, and Indians.
http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/thanks/clipart.html

There are 7 pages of Thanksgiving clip art here.
http://donna1964.tripod.com/thanks.htm

20 different clip art images
http://www.designedtoat.com/thanksgiving.htm

Thanksgiving backgrounds, borders, images, and lines
http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/thanksgiving/default.htm

11 clip art images here and some are in black and white.
http://www.myfreeclipart.com/search.php?keys=thanksgiving+fall+autumn&andor=OR&notkeys=&submit=Search&cat=All&rows=3&jump=0&type=ADVANCED&nosearch=FALSE

10 different clip art images
http://desktoppub.about.com/od/freeclipart/l/blpdthanks.htm

Harvest clip art images
http://www.thekidzpage.com/freekidsclipart/holidays/thanksgiving/index.htm

Thanksgiving clip art
http://www.webweaver.nu/clipart/thanksgiving.shtml


Valentineís Day

History / Language Arts

Research the history of Valentineís Day and write a short report on your findings.
You can use some of these links to get started.
http://www.history.com/minisites/valentine/viewPage?pageId=882

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/valentinesdayhistory.html

http://www.pictureframes.co.uk/pages/saint_valentine.htm

http://www.howstuffworks.com/valentine3.htm

http://homepages.rootsweb.com/%7Emaggieoh/Holidays/V/v1.html

http://homepages.rootsweb.com/%7Emaggieoh/Holidays/V/v7.html


Geography/Math

Using a map locate these cities and then mark them. Now figure out the best route to take if you were going to visit each city. How many miles would you travel? How many days would it take you to drive by car? How many tanks of gas would you need? At the current gas prices what would this trip cost?

Valentine, Nebraska
Loveland, Ohio
Friend, Oregon
Sweet Home, Oregon
Sugar City, Colorado
Friendship, Maine
Sweet Home, Texas
Friendship, Texas
Sweet, Minnesota
Lovejoy, Georgia

Math
Use this lesson plan to make a graph using candy hearts
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/MathValHeartsGraph24.htm


Language Arts

1st Activity

First read the brief history of conversation hearts here. http://www.candyfavorites.com/Shop/conversation_hearts_origin.asp

Then have the student cut out heart shapes from construction paper. They will use these hearts to make their own unique conversation hearts. Have them look at some conversation hearts for inspiration. Also have them notice how many words/letters are on the hearts. Notice that the hearts have no more than 4 letters per word and no more than 2 words per heart. They should try to mimic this. Also stress not to just copy the hearts but to try and come up with their own sayings.

2nd Activity

In times past it was common to write an acrostic poem to their beloved (A poem where the first letter in each line spells out the belovedís name). Have the student write a poem in the same manner. Instead of a beloved they could use a friendís name or relative. Use this template to write your poem on. http://www.abcteach.com/valentine/riddle.htm

3rd Activity

Valentineís Day Vocabulary worksheet
http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/misc/valentinesday/quiz/index.html


Science

Sheep heart dissection (Thanks for the idea Jaybird)
http://www.hometrainingtools.com/articles/heart-dissection-project.html

The Heart: An Online Exploration
http://www.proteacher.com/cgi-bin/outsidesite.cgi?id=8604&external=http://sln.fi.edu/biosci/heart.html&original=http://www.proteacher.com/110074.shtml&title=The%20Heart:%20An%20Online%20Exploration

Art

Make a Valentineís Day Card Holder
http://www.dltk-holidays.com/valentines/crafts-holders.htm

This would be a fun project for them to give as a special gift to mom or grandma
http://www.dltk-holidays.com/valentines/mtissue_flower_vase.htm

A cute valentine to make for dad
http://jas.familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts?page=CraftDisplay&craftid=10752

Printable valentines to color and give to friends
http://familyfun.go.com/printables/season/feature/valentines-printable-cards/valentines-printable-cards.html


Life Skills

Plan a menu with a Valentineís theme and prepare for your family.
You could get some ideas here.
http://www.dltk-kids.com/recipesdb/viewbycourse.asp?cid=40

http://parentingteens.about.com/od/recipesforkids/a/valentinesday.htm

http://food.kaboose.com/recipes/valentines-day-recipes.html


Columbus Day

On this site youíll find some general information on Christopher Columbus. At the bottom of the page there is some crosswords and word search puzzles.
http://www.sunniebunniezz.com/holiday/columbus.htm

Columbus board game you can print to play. The second page has the directions and game pieces. http://familycrafts.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.bry%2Dbackmanor.org/actpag10.html


The Columbus Navigation Homepage examines the history, navigation, and landfall of Christopher Columbus.
http://www.columbusnavigation.com/

This is a great informational page about Christopher Columbus from the Library of Congress.
http://www.ibiblio.org/expo/1492.exhibit/Intro.html

Columbusís lost ship offers an interactive map of Columbusís voyage. Just click on the ship icons.
http://www.shipsofdiscovery.org/columbus.htm

Here youíll find some Christopher Columbus coloring pages.
http://www.coloring.ws/columbus.htm

Make Newspaper sailor hats or a spyglass telescope craft.
http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/columbus/newspaper_sailors_hats.htm
http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/columbus/mspyglass.htm

This is a worksheet with some general reading on Christopher Columbus and then you answer some questions from your reading.
http://www.abcteach.com/reading2/columbus_a.pdf

Here youíll find directions and dates for making a timeline.
http://www.abcteach.com/MonthtoMonth/October/timeline.htm

This is a Columbus Day Word search
http://www.abcteach.com/MonthtoMonth/October/columbuswordsearch.htm

Columbus poem
http://www.theholidayzone.com/columbus/poem1.html

Read about The life of Christopher Columbus from his own journals and letters.
http://book555.com/book555_com/index.asp?book=152

An across the curriculum lesson plan on early explores.
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson081.shtml

This is a project for some hands-on learning about Christopher Columbusís voyage.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/columbus/map/


Here youíll find a list of activities that are sailing related.
http://www.mariner.org/educationalad/ageofex/activities.php


Make an earth pendant or earth light catcher.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/earthday/glue/

Cyberhunt: Ahoy! Columbus
http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/columbus_teacher.htm

Columbusís First Voyage reading and questions to answers.
http://www.eduplace.com/ss/hmss/7/unit/act6.1blm.html

Here is an online game for learning about longitude.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/longitude/find.html

You can learn about latitude here.
http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~feegi/


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