Facilitate unforgettable learning experiences throughout this busy month.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
In addition to Thanksgiving and the wind-up to the hectic holiday season, November brings Veterans Day, Election Day, and other notable events, plus many "firsts" for new teachers — your first observation, your first round of report-card writing, and your first full slate of parent-teacher conferences. Check out The November New Teacher Survival Guide, offering tips on how to get through it all with flying colors, and take advantage of the resources below.
Holidays and Events
Students will see beyond the kids table as they research the significance of Thanksgiving.
These interactive activities, lesson plans, and virtual field trips to Plimoth Plantation bring the history of Thanksgiving to life.
Students can use these resources to research and understand Native American cultures.
Students can use these resources to research veterans and discuss the concept of patriotism.
Students can use these resources to study elections and participate in one of their own.
With this lesson, students are introduced to the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead, while learning about the human skeleton.
Teach the first Thanksgiving and the history of the holiday with these Thanksgiving books.
Get your class interested in presidential elections with some of these fun books.
This month, we are inspired to read books about giving to others and showing appreciation, understanding, and respect for those around us. This booklist is sure to make learning about the true gifts of Thanksgiving an enjoyable experience.
Honor America's military veterans with one of these patriotic titles.
Crafts and Printables
These fun and festive Thanksgiving-inspired classroom craft projects let students use their creative styles to design unique Indian corn patterns, paint cheerful pilgrim characters, and build turkeys with their own hand tracings and thumbprints.
Download and print seasonal images, including Pilgrims, turkeys, leaves, and more.