November 2023

The season of Thanksgiving offers a unique opportunity in education to delve into the rich historical and cultural aspects of this American holiday. It serves as a moment for students to learn about the early settlers and Native Americans who came together for a historic harvest feast, forming the foundation of the holiday. This period also allows educators to reinforce vital social-emotional concepts such as gratitude, thankfulness, and empathy, helping students develop a deeper understanding of these values.

Educational Goal: The primary educational focus is to help students understand the history of the holiday while instilling social-emotional concepts like gratitude, thankfulness, and empathy​​​​.

 Don’t forget the section on Library & Media where the following resources are available every day:

  • Educational Videos
  • Encyclopedia and Reference Sites
  • Kids Safe Search Engines
  • Online Dictionaries
  • Monthly Activity Calendars
  • Maps & Globes

Enjoy the season of Thanksgiving

Pamela Choate
Director K12IRC