Thanksgiving Resources from PBS Learning Media


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The First Thanksgiving: Fact or Fiction?

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Explore the history behind the first official Thanksgiving and find out the truth!
The first official Thanksgiving was first observed by Pilgrims in 1621, or was it? Dive into this collection of videos to learn more about the origins of the Thanksgiving holiday tradition.  Explore Resource

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All About Thanksgiving | Grades 2nd-6th
Thanksgiving is a day for us to remember what we’re thankful for. Uncover the history behind Thanksgiving with this short video! Discover More
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Thanksgiving Food in Space | Grades 3rd-8th
Discover how astronauts have to prepare a meal aboard the International Space Station using specially packaged dehydrated foods. Discover More
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The Pilgrims |  Grade 2nd-12th
Watch and discover historical reenactments and expert interviews that tell the Pilgrims’ story from both European and Native perspectives with this American Experience collection. Learn how two key pacts helped to secure the Pilgrims’ future in New England. Discover More

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StoryCorps: The Great Thanksgiving Listen
The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national education project that empowers high school students to create an oral history of the contemporary United States by recording an interview with an elder over the Thanksgiving weekend. Learn how you and your students can get involved! Learn More

EVENTS

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VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP | STUDENT EVENT: REMEMBERING PEARL HARBOR: HOW STUDENTS LIKE YOU EXPERIENCED THE DAY OF INFAMY
During this interactive webcast, student reporters hear first hand from eyewitnesses who were 11-20 years of age during the time of the surprise attacks. These recollections will bring the experience to life and serve as an excellent primary source in teaching students. Register Now
December 7, 2016
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WEBINAR | FOSTERING CITIZEN JOURNALISTS
Learn ways you can leverage the power of mobile video – allowing students to make deeper connections between subjects.  Register Now
December 13, 2016

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