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Welcome to Kordek’s Korner ! This is a special holiday issue outside of the regular biweekly newsletter. This issue will be focused speciﬁcally on holiday resources. The resources will also be posted on my blog, Kordek’s Korner, for future reference.
Holiday Issue Thanksgving 2012
2011 Ofﬁcial Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade http://social.macys.com/ parade2012/ - Past photos and videos The First Thanksgiving http://www.scholastic.com/ scholastic%5Fthanksgiving/ - Contains videos (16 -30 mins) of Pilgrim Plantation and Wampanoag - Daily Life compare and contrast - Timeline with important facts - Webquest - Reader Theaters (Grade 3-5) 2012 Thanksgiving Facts http://www.history.com/topics/ thanksgiving-facts - Teachers can use it to add facts and videos to Thanksgiving lesson Thanksgiving by the Numbers http://www.history.com/topics/thanksgivingfacts/interactives/thanksgiving-by-the-numbers - Interesting infograph comparing the ﬁrst thanksgiving to the ones now. - Parade History with short facts and photos - 2012 Parade Information
Balloons over Broadway New book about the puppeteer of the Macy’s Day Parade
Interactive Dear America Diary of Patience Whipple http://www.scholastic.com/ dearamerica/memscrapbook.htm - Resources for Girls to explore - Crafts, fashion, photos, recipes
Investigating the First Thanksgiving http://
www.plimoth.org/learn/MRL/interact/ thanksgiving-interactive-you-are-historian -Good for Grade 4 and up - Explore Pilgrims, Wampanoag - Fact or Myth? Quick whole group activity with option for future discussion - Guided exploration and information - Visit the Expert at each section
Gobble Gobble, This one up
Thanksgiving Facts http://www.teachervision.fen.com/ thanksgiving/teacher-resources/6670.html -Website of a LARGE variety of resources such as activity sheets, writing prompts, all subjects (Math, reading, etc.)
Thank You Sarah!: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving By Laurie Halse Anderson The book describes how one woman, Sarah Hale, was able to make Thanksgiving a national holiday.