Thanksgiving celebrations are cherished occasions where the spirit of “thankfulness” permeates every aspect of the curriculum. In schools, students engage in various activities that foster gratitude and appreciation, allowing them to reflect on the abundance in their lives. From history lessons exploring the origins of Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims’ journey, to creative writing exercises where students express gratitude through heartfelt letters, the curriculum intertwines thankfulness seamlessly. Science classes encourage discussions on the interdependence of ecosystems, teaching students to be grateful for the natural world’s sustenance. Art projects inspire students to create gratitude journals, capturing moments of appreciation and joy. Math lessons incorporate concepts of sharing and generosity, emphasizing the value of giving thanks. Through a holistic approach, Thanksgiving celebrations instill gratitude as a fundamental value, nurturing empathy, and promoting a culture of appreciation throughout the academic journey.
Teaching thankfulness should be part of everyday learning. Teach students what it is to be thankful while learning about Thanksgiving traditions.
This packet is a perfect way to learn about and celebrate Thanksgiving.
This 18 page resource includes:
. reading ELA resources
. vocabulary work
. writing prompts and suggestions
. math concepts and activities
. art projects
A fun way to include some “thankfulness” in your curriculum and it can be culminated with a feast before you leave for Thanksgiving break.