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.
Bring the history of Thanksgiving to life with virtual field trips to Plimoth Plantation, historical letters, slide shows, and more.
Use these resources to facilitate student discussions about patriotism and American military heroes, or assign research projects to delve deeper into the United States' military history.
Bring election season to your classroom with book resources, lesson plans, reproducibles, and activities.
With this lesson, students are introduced to the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead, while learning about the human skeleton.
Students study the legacy of Amelia Earhart. Includes a timeline of important events from her life, as well as major world events of the time.
Teach the first Thanksgiving and the history of the holiday with these Thanksgiving books.
Get your class interested in presidential elections and community engagement 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 others. 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 make great use of their creative styles.
Download and print seasonal images, including Pilgrims, turkeys, leaves, and more.