Next week is Thanksgiving in the U.S. and many educators are looking for resources and activities to engage students.
We wanted to share a few great Thanksgiving activities and resources we found in the Edmodo Communities:
- Lisa Siegfried, 7th & 8th Grade Language Arts teacher, shared the following activity:
“We do a Thanksgiving project where students write down three negative things in their lives that they are thankful for, and then turn them into positives. (I am thankful for a messy house. Because that means I have a family at home.) They then write each sentence on a smallish poster, and then drop them on the floor one by one. (They will each have 6 to drop.) We do this with the entire 8th grade, and the last day before break, I play a playlist of appropriate music while they walk across the gym to the middle to drop their posters on the floor. I do mine first. When the last student is finished, I take a mic and tell the audience that the papers on the floor represent all the many burdens that we think we have that are actually blessings. It is a really neat program.”
- Amanda Henry, Middle School teacher at Warm Springs Middle School has shared her Edmodo folder full of Thanksgiving resources.
- Elizabeth Mangione, a teacher at Our Lady of Victory, has shared an interesting activity from the New York Times Learning blog entitled What really happened? Comparing stories of the first day of Thanksgiving.
- Lastly, here’s a great thread from the Language Arts Community with additional ideas.
If you have any you’d like to share, visit one of the Edmodo Communities and post yours!