Thanksgiving Resources

These are in my personal collection.  I’m putting them here lest I forget.  🙂

Pilgrim/Thanksgiving Books

The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant pb ~ Ok – this one is a stretch but I love CR!  🙂 ~ The relatives come to visit from Virginia and everyone has a wonderful time.
Squanto and the Pilgrims c1949 hb no DJ (Note: Squanto and the Pilgrims was issued in dust jacket by Wheeler Publishing Company in 1949 as part of the American Adventure Series. Harper & Row reissued this title in picture cover format in 1962. )

It’s Thanksgiving by Jack Prelutsky – pb 1982 (Thanksgiving Poems)

Oh, What a Thanksgiving by Steven Kroll pb c1988
David, a boy who thinks modern Thanksgivings are boring, imagines being at Plymouth Colony and celebrating the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims.
Saints and Strangers: being the lives of the Pilgrim Fathers and their families, with their friends and foes, and an account of their posthumous wanderings in limbo, their final resurrection and rise to glory, and the strange pilgrimages of Plymouth Rock  by George F Willison 1945 hb

Cornerstones of Freedom magazine The Pilgrims – R. Conrad Stein pb 1995
Idea from WWW –,%20Pilgrims%20&%20Thanksgiving.htm
The Pilgrim’s First Thanksgiving by Ann McGovern
    I read the chapters over several days. We work on memorizing the facts.  By the time the holiday arrives, the kids know more about the first Thanksgiving then their parents!
What was the baby’s name that was born on the Mayflower? Oceanus!
How many dogs and how many cats were on the boat? 2 dogs and 1 cat.
What was one of the dog’s named?  Friendship.
How big was the ship? We pace it out 106 1/2 feet in our school so the children can visualize the size. Then we imagine the space filled with all their families.
What was the name of the Indian who helped the Pilgrims so much?  Squanto. 
The First Thanksgiving by Lena Barksdale illustrated by Lois Lenski (Gr. 4+ )


The Mayflower Compact, November 11, 1620 The First Democratic Document in America by John E. Walsh  Traces the events that necessitated the drafting and signing of the Mayflower Compact and discusses the significance of this document to the Plymouth settlement and to subsequent governments in the New World.


Chick-fil-A _ Squanto and the First Thanksgiving
Your Story Hour Heritage of Our Country Series – The First Thanksgiving Early Pilgrims Part 1 and 2


America’s Beginnings:  Indians and Explorers The English in the New World from the Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation 1984

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