As I sit in my recliner on this Thanksgiving Eve, I want to wish all of you a restful and relaxing holiday. If you take on the hustle and bustle of the shopping season, you are on your own!
With that in mind, I want to share with you a few of the great finds on the Internet dealing with Thanksgiving and Hanukkah!
The good folks at the Library of Congress have put together a good page of visual images and some documents that should help teachers of all grades make some sense of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Trivia: This year is the first time in 125 years that Hanukkah and Thanksgiving overlap.
Last year, Caitlin Rizzo from the LoC put together a good blog post on Hanukkah with an interesting activity at the bottom. The goal is to read a poem of Jewish Poet Emma Lazarus for each day of Hanukkah.
Where world religions are often taught about this time of year, I encourage you as a teacher to explore this website. Often, I find several interesting entries to promote my thinking in exploring religions.
As always, I want to give you resources to utilize on certain subjects, they may be useful, they may not, but I hope you glean at least one thing from them.
I wish you nothing but the best and hope that you can “sprint to the finish line” of 2013. Have a great holiday weekend.
In social studies,