The First Thanksgiving Proclamation - Interested in the real story
of Thanksgiving? Read history in the words of its makers.
The First Thanksgiving - A simple version of events leading up to
the first Thanksgiving, as supported by historical documents.
The First Thanksgiving - Explores what the first Thanksgiving was
and what it wasn't. Attempts to dispel common myths. From the Plimouth
History of Thanksgiving - HistoryChannel.com's History of
Thanksgiving allows visitors to travel back to Plymouth and learn
surprising facts about the first feast, from what food was consumed to
what pilgrims really wore.
The Mayflower Web Page - A descendant of John Alden, Myles
Standish, and other Mayflower passengers has compiled one of the most
extensive sites on the Internet detailing the journey of the Mayflower,
its passenger lists, Mayflower documents including The Mayflower
Compact, and more.
Oh, How That Thanksgiving Spread has Changed Since 1621 - This
article from CNN compares the feasts of Thanksgivings past with
contemporary American spreads.
Thanksgiving in Canton, Mass. in 1884 - Reproduction of a
Thanksgiving menu from 1884. Complete with cooking instructions which are
for reference only--DOES NOT comply with today's USDA standards.
The Thanksgiving Story - History of Thanksgiving, including
proclamations by Washington, Lincoln, and Bradford. Especially for younger
The Thanksgiving Story -
Traces the history of Thanksgiving from the Pilgrims' first
observance to the creation of a legal holiday.
The True Thanksgiving Story - Examines the origins of Thanksgiving
in the United States. Pays particular attention to the religious roots of
Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation - This is another
must-read for those interested in the history of the United States in the
words of its Fathers. ... Makes a great history lesson!
ESL Quiz -- Thanksgiving - Students fill in the blanks to complete
this short cloze exercise about Thanksgiving. A Jave-enable browser is
required to check answers. From the Internet TESL Journal.
ESL Scramble Word Quiz -- Thanksgiving Meal - The Internet TESL
Journal hosts this simple eight-question puzzle, complete with
Thanksgiving Sites for TESOL - Leslie Opp-Beckman's compilation of
Thanksgiving sites with ESL activities given for each site; primarily for
students in high school and above with intermediate to advanced language
Thanksgiving - Detailed collection of links designed to help those
from countries other than the United States understand what the holiday is
all about. From the University of Illinois' Intensive English Institute.
Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzle for ESL/EFL Students - Also from the
Internet TESL Journal, this interactive crossword requires a
Thanksgiving - An Internet treasure hunt designed to help ESL
students understand the history behind the American Thanksgiving, as well
as how the holiday is celebrated today.
Thanksgiving Lesson Plan - Single lesson plan appropriate for
younger ESL/EFL students focuses on vocabulary related to Thanksgiving and
the history of the holiday.
Thanksgiving - Defines terms commonly associated with
Thanksigiving and provides their historical context. Includes links to
related quizzes, exercises, and games.
Especially for Kids
An American Thanksgiving for Kids and Parents - Designed to
appeal to the younger set, this site offers a simple history of
Thanksgiving, a collection of games and other activities appropriate for
Thanksgiving, and some popular holiday recipes.
Billy Bear's Happy Thanksgiving - A virtual playground is filled
with online games, puzzles, crafts, clip art, and screen savers.
Black Dog's Thanksgiving Fun and Games - Online games and puzzles,
printable coloring pages, free screen saver and wallpaper, and recipes.
DLTK's Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids - Free printable templates for
children's Thanksgiving crafts suitable for younger children.
A Feast of Fun - Sixteen holiday activities, including online
games, holiday recipes, comics, stories, world traditions, and quizzes
GeoKids Thanksgiving Activity Pages - Dozens of printable
activities, including word puzzles, coloring pages, mazes, dot-to-dots,
and other games.
Kids Domain Thanksgiving - Includes Macintosh and PC programs for
kids, coloring pages, Thanksgiving art, original word puzzles, mazes, and
An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving - Complete text reproduced from
Louisa May Alcott's classic work.
Autumn and Thanksgiving Poetry - A small collection of classic
poems related to the Thanksgiving season.
The Courtship of Miles Standish - The complete text of
Longfellow's classic poem available online.
Thanksgiving Articles - Holiday collection includes several
inspirational articles and short stories related to Thanksgiving.
A Thanksgiving Hymn - A
nineteenth-century poem which extols the traditional values of
Thanksgiving Poetry Index - From Robert Frost to Jack Prelutsky,
this site the Thanksgiving poetry of both classic and contemporary
writers. Most poems are illustrated, and all are suitable for children as
well as older readers.
Annie's Thanksgiving Page - If
you surf the net with children, this is a nice Thanksgiving site to take
them to. It includes Thanksgiving songs, prayers, games, stories, and
Canadian Thanksgiving - This personal page describes how
Thanksgiving is celebrated in Canada and includes the history behind the
Cyber Grandma's Thanksgiving Greeting - This page includes
Thanksgiving poetry and music, a sketch of Thanksgiving on the farm, and
children's views of Thanksgiving. It appeals to children and adults alike
and doesn't require extensive English skills, so it's ideal for ESL/EFL
Festivals.com: Thanks Through The Ages -Throughout history,
cultures have given thanks for bountiful harvests and good fortune with
special celebrations. This page explores some of those celebrations.
Thanksgiving: A Season of Giving -
This site, which briefly outlines the origins of Thanksgiving then
provides Thanksgiving poems and recipes, is a good site to visit with
students or children.
Thanksgiving: Its History, Customs and Traditions - An online quiz
about Thanksgiving trivia, along with the story of the holiday. Also
includes a word search puzzle.
Thanksgiving - Another site great for adults and children, this
site offers a wealth of crafts, facts and trivia related to Thanksgiving,
and holiday recipes. Of special interest is their retelling of the
story of the first Thanksgiving, complete with historical documentation
yet appealing to younger readers.
Are You Teaching the Real Story of Thanksgiving? - This
article from Education World examines how Thanksgiving is commonly
portrayed in the classroom and encourages teachers to look at the holiday
from a Native American perspective.
First Thanksgiving - Series of language arts activities
focuses on the relationship between the Pilgrims and the Indians. From
Nuttin But Kids Thanksgiving Page - A teacher shares songs and
fingerplays, art activities, learning center tasks, games, and concepts
suitable for use in the early childhood classroom.
Squanto and the First Thanksgiving - Lesson plan aimed at younger
students focuses on the role Squanto played.
Teel Family Thanksgiving -
This page, created by a home-schooling family, includes a Thanksgiving
unit study, unique Thanksgiving coloring pages, and more.
Teaching About Thanksgiving - A
Native American educator addresses common misconceptions about the
Pilgrims and offers suggestions for how teachers can more accurately
portray the first Thanksgiving.