This holiday always
falls on the 4th Thursday in November
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A cornucopia, also called
a horn of plenty, is a symbol of abundance taken from an ancient legend.
Thousands of years ago, the people of Greece believed that their god,
Zeus, was reared by a beautiful maiden. As the story goes, she fed the
infant Zeus an endless supply of goat's milk from a cornucopia, or goat's
As centuries passed, most
people forgot this ancient legend, but the cornucopia remained a symbol of
an endless supply of food or drink. Today, the cornucopia is a symbol of
how it all started:
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Today, in the United
States, corn bread is often served as part of a Thanksgiving feast, but
corn was unknown to the early American settlers. The Woodland Indians
introduced the pilgrims, the new settlers, to corn.
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Lesson Plans & Activities
Plans for Colonial America - Pilgrims & Puritans
- A Focus on Clothing (mini-unit)
Do We Have Thanksgiving?
First Thanksgiving (PK-2nd)
Plans for Woodland Indians
A mix of both
Thanksgiving Presentations in PowerPoint format
Me at the First Thanksgiving (PK-2nd)
A Celebration of Gratitude (PK-2nd)
History of Thanksgiving Day: historical reading, KWL and comprehension activities, a
role-playing journal activity, and a crossword puzzle.
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Origins of Thanksgiving (myths)