Thanksgiving and Turkeys - November 25

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Thursday, November 25, 2021

Today is Thanksgiving Day and National Day of Mourning.

November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month, National Family Literacy Month, National Novel Writing Month, Picture Book Month, Native American Heritage Month, Manatee Awareness Month, and Historic Bridge Awareness Month.

Native American Heritage Month ResourceNative America - Episode 2: Nature to Nations

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Songs of the Day
Today's Theme: Thanksgiving and Turkeys




  • Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas - LISTEN
  • Simon and Garfunkle - Mrs. Robinson - LISTEN

THEME:  Turkeys

  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Do the Turkey Gobble Wobble with Elmo and Abby (1:53) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 Sesame Street - T is for Turkey (1:20)  - VIEW
  • Grades 3-4 - PBS LearningMedia -Wild Kratts - Secret Turkey Lurk (1:45) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 3-4 - PBS LearningMedia -Wild Kratts - Activate Turkey Power (2:03) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 3-4 - PBS LrarningMedia -Wild Kratts - Who Are You Calling Turkey? (2:21)  - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 4-12 - NHPBS - Wildlife Journal Junior - Phasianidae - Pheasants, Turkeys, Grouse - READ
  • Grades 4-12 - NHPBS - Wildlife Journal Junior - Tracking Turkeys (7:31) - VIEW
  • Grades 4-12 - NHPBS Video - Nova - When Turkeys Attack (2:35)  - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nature - My Life as a Turkey  - Turkey's Basic Instinct (Available in Spanish)  (3:27) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nature - My Life as a Turkey - Turkey Talk (Available in Spanish) (2:38) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nature - My Life as a Turkey  - An Imprinting Experiment (6:50) - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Nature - Animal Adaptations: Brush Turkey Mounds (5:18) - VIEW and DO

THEME:  Thanksgiving

  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Celebrate Thanksgiving Collection (26:48)  - VIEW
  • GRades 2-6 - PBS LearningMedia - All About the Holidays -Thanksgiving (Available in Spanish) (0:56) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 3-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Library of Congress - Thanksgiving Collection - VIEW and READ
  • Grades 3-12 - PBS LearningMedia - The First Official Thanksgiving Media Gallery - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 5-6 - PBS LearningMedia - American Experience - The Pilgrims: Alliance with Massasoit’s People and the First Thanksgiving (5:04)  -  VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - A History of Thanksgiving Interactive  Lesson - DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - It's Okay to Be Smart - The Surprising Origin of Thanksgiving Foods (5:09)  - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - PBS NewsHour - Thanksgiving Through the Lens of Native Americans Today: Lesson Plan - VIEW, READ, DO


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