Thanksgiving and Turkeys - November 24

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Today is Thanksgiving Day, National Day of Mourning, D.B. Cooper Day, National Sardines Day, 

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




  • Scott Joplin - Maple Leaf Rag - LISTEN
  • Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant - LISTEN
  • Adam Sandler - Thanksgiving Song - 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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NATIVE AMERICA - Cities of the Sky
Thursday, 11/24 from 9-10 pm NHPBS
Discover the cosmological secrets behind America's ancient cities. Scientists explore some of the world's largest pyramids and 3D-scan a lost city of monumental mounds on the Mississippi River; native elders reveal ancient powers of the sky. NATIVE AMERICA Streaming Video

NATIVE AMERICA - New World Rising
Thursday, 11/24 from 10-11 pm NHPBS
Discover how resistance, survival, and revival are revealed through an empire of horse-mounted Comanche warriors, secret messages encoded in Aztec manuscripts, and a grass bridge in the Andes that spans mountains and centuries of time. NATIVE AMERICA Streaming Video

NH WORLD - 11.3 Comcast (965) More Options

Thursday, 11/24 from 3-4 pm NH WORLD
Learn more about the evolution of Native contemporary art over the last 25 years through personal perspectives from internationally acclaimed Native contemporary artists. NATIVE ART NOW Streaming Video

Thursday, 11/24 from 7-8 pm NH WORLD
A look at how the contemporary Native American Nation is rebuilding through the personal stories of Native attorneys, tribal judges, and their colleagues.


Thursday, 11/24 from 8-9 pm NH WORLD
For Sandy White Hawk, the story of America's Indian Adoption Era is not one of saving children but of destroying families and tribes. As an adoption survivor, Sandy sets out to reclaim the missing pieces of her stolen past and discovers that this was not an isolated case. Blood Memory explores the communal healing that is sparked by the return of this stolen generation, as Sandy helps organize the first annual Welcome Home Ceremony in the community from which she was removed over 60 years ago. AMERICA REFRAMED Streaming Video


Thursday, 11/24 from 9-10 pm NH WORLD
From a historically passive role in mineral extraction that frequently left their resource-rich reservations either leased out for pennies on the dollar or contaminated by environmental degradation and Federal mismanagement, Native people are in the midst of an extraordinary resurgence. AMERICA REFRAMED Streaming Video

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