|What do you know about
Thanksgiving? Do you know how Thanksgiving started? What do you like
best about Thanksgiving? What is one thing your family does at
Thanksgiving that is unique? You will be able to answer these questions
and maybe even began some traditions of your own after looking at some
of the awesome links below!
on this happy turkey to
read about Thanksgiving. This site will give you information about how
it began and how Thanksgiving became a national holiday. Read
carefully, there's a quiz!
|Learn about a day in the
life of a Pilgrim and also learn some Wampanoag history.
Become a historian and take a trip back in time to learn all about life
in 1621. Click on the picture to your left.
|Click on Marcy and Matthew
to read their fun Thanksgiving story. Can
you create an interesting story about Thanksgiving using words and
|Click on the house to the
left and read about the houses that the Pilgrims lived in. You can also
about the wetus the Wampanoags used to live in.
|Do you have
any idea what the Pilgrims ate at the very first Thanksgiving? Do you
think we eat the same things now that they ate then? Click on the
picture on your left and find out!
|When was the first national
Thanksgiving Day and who proclaimed it? Click on the books to get your
answers from an online encyclopedia.
Let's pretend! Imagine that you are a Pilgrim. You will be celebrating the very first Thanksgiving, but there's a catch! You are the best cook in the area and people come from miles around to eat some of your good home cooking. Because your food is so tasty, not only will you be celebrating the first Thanksgiving, you are the head chef! Go to the National Geographic.com kids page and research all the foods the Pilgrims had access to at that time. After you have finished, cut pictures of the foods you want out of an old magazine. Once you're done paste all your food pictures to a paper plate. Remember, this dinner will be duplicated for years to come!
Mission Steps:4. Be creative and HAVE FUN!!!
1. Click on National Geographic.com kids page and research all the foods the Pilgrims had access to at that time.
2. Cut out pictures of food from an old magazine.
3. Paste pictures of each food you plan to serve on one paper plate.
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