EduHound Weekly: November 3, 2005

EduHound Weekly: November 3, 2005

TOPIC OF THE WEEK: THANKSGIVING

The holiday we know today as Thanksgiving was recommended to President Abraham Lincoln by Sarah Josepha Hale, a prominent magazine editor. Her letters to Lincoln urged him to have the "day of our annual Thanksgiving made a National and fixed Union Festival." An October 3, 1863 proclamation sets apart the last Thursday of November "as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise."


Spotlight Site of the Week!  
Learn at Plimoth Plantation
Historical background, online activities, and educational programs offered by plimoth plantation.
http://www.plimoth.org/learn/
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Additional Sites:

Thanksgiving Theme Unit
Features Reading Comprehensions, Word Searches, Coloring, Crosswords, and Math Worksheets!
http://www.edhelper.com/Thanksgiving.htm

FamilyFun: Turkey Crafts
Here are our best Thanksgiving crafts featuring the star of Thanksgiving, the turkey! You'll also find cute turkey treats little Pilgrims will gobble up!
http://familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts/season/specialfeature/thanksgiving_crafts_ms/

Thanksgiving for Kids
Your kids will be excited about the Thanksgiving holiday with these great project and craft ideas.
http://www.bhg.com/home/Thanksgiving-for-Kids.html

Celebrating Thanksgiving at The Holiday Zone
Make a Thanksgiving collage, chain of gratitude, fruit and vegetable painting, as well as games, activities and songs.
http://www.theholidayzone.com/thanks/

The First Thanksgiving @ Scholastic
Beginning with a pictorial time line of 1620–1621, students explore the voyage on the Mayflower, the relationship between the Wampanoag and the Pilgrims, and the events that led up to the harvest feast celebrated by both groups.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/thanksgiving/

NEW Thanksgiving Fonts by Tom!
Tom has created two new fonts for the Thanksgiving season...Enjoy!
http://www.awesomeclipartforeducators.com/cat.cfm?cat=Thanksgiving&sec=Holidays

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JUDI'S CORNER

This week features an offering from The Department of Veterans Affairs:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Veterans Day
http://www.va.gov/vetsday/
Includes infomation on National Veterans Awareness Week -  November 6 through November 12, 2005 - which encourages all Americans to observe the week with appropriate educational activities. Also featured are events, the history of Veterans day, annual proclamations, educational materials, and related links.


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