Yummy Thanksgiving foods

This TopicQuest was designed for Mrs. Barbara's Pre-k class
at the VSU Childcare Center by Lamar Williams, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher


Introduction to Thanksgiving Foods

    Have you ever wanted to learn more about Thanksgiving? Well, here is your chance.
This website is dedicated to helping you learn about Thanksgiving. Not by using the story of the Pilgrims and Indians and the first Thanksgiving, but by using different foods that we traditionally find in a Thanksgiving dinner. You can find the history of different foods and some yummy recipes. Have fun exploring this site and learning about different thanksgiving foods.
Have you ever wondered how long you need to cook a Thanksgiving turkey? This turkey website will tell you how to prepare to cook your turkey as well as how to cut it and what to do with the leftovers.
This website is designed for little kids to learn about Thanksgiving. Contains games and other Thanksgiving links. It has a turkey storybook
Can turkeys have heart attacks? Did someone actually want to make the turkey our national bird? Find out the answers to these questions and more. You might even want to take the quiz to see how much you know about turkeys.
Do you want to know about turkeys and how they were domesticated? Just do a search for turkey at Worldbook Encyclopedia and find out about different breeds of turkeys.
Have you ever wondered how many turkeys are raised in the United States every year? Have you ever wanted to know what a gizzard is? This website can answer these questions and more. 
Have you ever wondered what foods were eaten at the first Thanksgiving. Deer was one of the main courses
Go to this deer website to find out about deer. Learn what they eat and how big they get.
Corn is one of the most popular foods in the world. It is a native plant to the Americas. It was also a main dish at the first Thanksgiving Feast. Learn all the facts and history about corn at this website
Beans are another popular thanksgiving food. Learn how you can plant and grow your own beans here.
One of the most well known squash is the pumpkin This website contains everything you need to know about pumpkins. It tells you everything from history of pumpkins to recipes and even how to grow them

Scenario Mission
     Explorers have recently discovered a new island in the middle of the ocean. The explorers told the native people on this island about Thanksgiving. You have been chosen by these explorers to draw a picture of a turkey to show these native people what a turkey looks like.

Mission Steps

1)  First, go to the this website to see some examples of what turkeys 
     look like.
2) Then, think about how you want your turkey to look.
3)  Next, take the paper with your name on it and draw a picture of a 
     turkey to show to the people on the island.
4)  Your picture will be put on the internet for you to look at and so that 
      other people will know what a turkey looks like.
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