History of Thanksgiving: Free Printables and Unit Study Resources

During the week of Thanksgiving, my children and I usually take a break from our regular school subjects and study about the First Thanksgiving.  I call it ‘Thanksgiving School.’

That’s a very creative name, isn’t it?! :)

I try to make it fun and have everything we do revolve around Thanksgiving – worksheets, matching games, reading, and even science!

But having a Thanksgiving Week takes a little planning!

I’ve compiled a list of resources that I’m using in our homeschool to study that First Thanksgiving.  Hopefully you can use them in your own homeschool also.

History of the First Thanksgiving: Unit Study Resources and Free Printables

 Children’s Books on the History of Thanksgiving

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Our Favorite Books About History of Thanksgiving

We’ll read through several books during the week of Thanksgiving, including many of these:

 

More Thanksgiving Worksheets and Resources

Pilgrims at Plymouth: Worksheets

Pilgrims at Plymouth Worksheet Packet

 

Thanksgiving File Folder Word Wall with 10 printable worksheets

Thanksgiving Word Wall Packet

 

Thanksgiving Worksheets for Kindergarten and First Grade

Thanksgiving Worksheets for Kindergarten and First Grade

 

Videos on the History of Thanksgiving

How to Plan a Simple Unit Study plus a free unit study planning packet

Watch how I plan our entire History of Thanksgiving unit study in this video!

While I’ve personally viewed each of these videos to determine if their content is appropriate, make sure you view them before your children to make sure they’re appropriate for your household.

History of Thanksgiving Day

Bet You Didn’t Know: History of Thanksgiving

 

History of Thanksgiving Pinterest Board

There are many great children’s books and online learning activities regarding the history of Thanksgiving.  I’ve created a Pinterest Board on the History of Thanksgiving so I can have a running list of resources.  Feel free to follow along!

Follow Lauren Hill’s board Thanksgiving History Study on Pinterest.

Free Worksheets on the History of Thanksgiving

This group of worksheets will be used in our own homeschool during the week of Thanksgiving.  Feel free to download it and use it in your own homeschool!

In this 12-page group of worksheets you’ll find:

  • Fill-in-the-blank with simple answers
  • Cut & Paste definitions (set of 5)
  • Writing Prompt Notebooking Page
  • Word Search (horizontal lines only)
  • Then and Now Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Thanksgiving History Mystery Code
  • Copywork Page of Lincoln’s Proclamation in 1863 (contains elementary lines and plain lines)

Click here to download History of Thanksgiving worksheets:

History Of Thanksgiving Unit Study

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Thank you, Lauren! Great stuff!

  2. These are great ideas! I’m so glad you sent me the link! :) What a blessing!

  3. Thank you for posting these! I didn’t want to totally take off Thanksgiving week.

  4. Thank you!

  5. You’ve put together a nice resource. I shared it with families of the Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network.

  6. Such a great resource! Thank you for sharing!

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