November Holidays ~ Teacher's Guide

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Activity 1 Thanksgiving Letter Game

Activity 2 Explore the White House with Socks the cat
Activity 3 Send Thanksgiving greetings to:
the President, Vice President, or First Lady

Other November Links:
Cutting paper turkeys online coloring page
Online Turkey Hunt
Thanksgiving site
Thanksgiving Lesson Plan

Other Project and Ideas:

Turkey Tracks

Paint a child's hand.  Paint the palm brown.  Paint the thumb yellow.  Paint each finger a different color (red, orange, brown, etc.). Let the child print his/her hand on paper. Allow to dry and then add details with markers.  
Add an eye, beak, and gobbler to the head (thumb). Add details to the feathers
(fingers). Add a wing to the body (palm). Add feet beneath the turkey's body.
The first actual Veteran's Day observance was held in Emporia, Kansas on November 11, 1953. On May 24, 1954, Congress passed a bill to change the name of the name of observance (Armistice Day) to Veteran's Day. This bill was signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on June 1, 1954. The day was officially set aside to pay tribute "to honor (all U.S.) veterans on the 11th day of Nov. of each year...a day dedicated to world peace."

Videos may be ordered from: Cooperating School Districts, Inc. (CSD)
Catalog Number: 04602
Program Title: America's Special Days: Native American Day
Video: 1993
Run Time: 15 minutes
Synopsis: Our guide Francesca takes us to a Native American store. She explains the important contributions of Native Americans, including names, foods and ideas that we have adopted. We learn how the Native Americans helped the Pilgrims to survive in the New World. Francesca's Native American friends talk to us about their heritage. We also spend the day with a Native American boy named Red Wing.
CatalogNumber: 04603
Program Title: America's Special Days: Thanksgiving Day
Video: 1993
Run Time: 15 minutes
From the very first Thanksgiving in Plymouth Colony when the Pilgrims and the Native Americans celebrated together, to present day family gatherings, Americans have set aside a special day to remember our many reasons to be thankful. A variety of celebrations are featured with ethnic foods. Cultures highlighted are Hispanic, Asian-American, African-American and Anglo-American. We also visit a homeless shelter and notice the variety of family structures.

A Turkey for Thanksgiving Bunting
Oh, What a Thanksgiving Kroll
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