The First Thanksgiving by Scholastic

First of all, this is Applewild Technology’s 100th post! Woohoo!

OK, now that that’s out of the way…

One of my favorite go-to places for high quality educational resources and activities is Scholastic. Their feature on the first Thanksgiving includes a virtual field trip on the Mayflower, a look into the daily lives of both Pilgrims and Indians, and a Web Quest. There is so much here, and much of it was produced in association with Plimouth Plantation. This is a really great way to get your students thinking about what the world was like back then.

Thanksgiving Symbaloo

This post is actually two rolled into one. First, it’s a post about a site that has collected Thanksgiving-themed games and activities and put them all in one easy-to-access place. The Symbaloo Thanksgiving Mix features word searches, flash games, trivia, and even coloring. If you’re looking for a fun activity during these last few days before Thanksgiving, this is pretty much one-stop shopping.

As if that’s not exciting enough, this post is also about the Web 2.0 tool Symbaloo. Symbaloo allows you to take your favorite bookmarks and links and turn them into a single page of tiles. You can also use Symbaloo to find other people’s “web mixes” and enjoy the sites they have collected curated. It’s a simple and fun way to bring together the sites you want your students to use, and display them in a graphical way.