Looking for ways to incorporate Thanksgiving into your lessons next week? NEA provides a great list of lessons, quizzes, activities, games, trivia, books, and movies. Thanksgiving Ideas for the Classroom
November is also National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. See these web pages to learn more:
National Museum of the American Indian
- Native Words/Native Warriors
This web area provides text, lesson plans, and other resources on the codetalkers of World War I and II.
- American Indian Perspectives on Thanksgiving (Upper Elementary and Middle School)
National Trust for Historic Preservation
This website highlights efforts across America to protect the cultural legacies of Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other indigenous peoples of the United States and its territories. It offers profiles, audio files, and videos of individuals, photographs.
Native American Heritage Month
This website provides teacher resources, including photographs, geographic location of tribes, and Library of Congress webcasts. You have to dig around, but there is some interesting content on the site.