Enjoy the autumn season and Thanksgiving with your class! Autumn is the perfect time for corn, turkey and Thanksgiving! The ideas and activities included in this unit are designed to encourage creativity, oral discussions, mathematics, language and to develop research skills. Create a resource centre in your classroom and include books that include information on Fall, Turkeys, etc. Read “The First Canadian Thanksgiving”, “The First American Thanksgiving”, and the “Thanksgiving Today” with the students and than have discussions on the different Thanksgiving customs. You may also have the student discuss the customs practised by their families. Another big tradition for Thanksgiving is “Corn”, whether it is with your meal or as a decoration on your table or door. Try to have cornstalks available for your class to observe and identify the parts of the plant. Included in the unit are matching sequences, a booklet on corn, etc.
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