Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday of November each year. The main goal of teaching about Thanksgiving should be to help students develop an understanding of the history of the holiday and reinforce the important social-emotional concepts of gratitude, thankfulness, and empathy.
Explore the rich historical and cultural aspects of this American holiday with our Thanksgiving classroom activities, lessons, and printables. Thanksgiving can be incorporated across the curriculum with activities for reading, math, science, and social studies. There are arts & crafts projects with which your students can demonstrate their creativity, math worksheets so they can show their critical thinking skills, and activities for your students to show their vocabulary and reading capabilities.