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“I, your magistrate do proclaim that all ye Pilgrims, with your wives and ye little ones, do gather at ye meeting house, on ye hill … there to … render Thanksgiving,” proclaimed William Bradford, the first governor of the Jamestown Colony, in 1623. This significant American holiday began as a celebration of thanksgiving in the early days of the colonies, nearly 400 years ago. Today, Thanksgiving is not only the time for giving thanks for our lives and our country, but also the time for food, family, football, and even education. Thanksgiving provides educators with a great opportunity for lessons involving history, world culture, geography, art, music, language arts, computer skills, and Native American studies. Education Planet has searched the web to provide a list of outstanding Thanksgiving internet resources. Here you will find a great list of web sites, excellent lesson plans, crafts, activities, and even recipes. The site also offers a list of educational books, videos, and other supplies, all of which are available through the Education Planet store. But for teachers who like their resources free, there are plenty of ideas and activities to explore.