November 2015

  • Famous New Yorkers XIV –  Each month we will be profiling famous New Yorkers ( 1 per week) who contributed to our state, nation and world. Each profile — targeted toward grades 4-8, will be accompanied by a photograph, locator map and Teachers Guide. This series will last up until Christmas break and skip the week of Thanksgiving. This month we are featuring:
  • Veterans Day, Nov. 11th:
    • This supplement, Our Veterans, Sharing Their Stories, focuses on veterans from all walks of life including bios on African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Women, and Japanese Nesei. It will also help schools, teachers, students, and your community, conducting Take a Veteran to School Day and Thank a Veteran at Work Projects.
  • Re-Thinking Thanksgiving : The Complete Story of an American Holiday – Much of what people ‘know’ about Thanksgiving is actually a blend of fiction, myth and history that has become widely accepted as truth. But the events of what we call “the First Thanksgiving” are nothing like our traditions today. And the creation of the holiday has little to do with the feast that took place in 1621 between the English settlers at Plymouth that arrived on the Mayflower and the Wampanoag people. This 3-part series was written by Perry Ground for the NYNPA NIE program all rights reserved 2011. Mr. Ground is a traditional storyteller, cultural educator, and the Project Coordinator at Native American Resource Center for the Rochester City School District.
  • Scholastic and Plimoth Plantation – have teamed up to bring the story of the First Thanksgiving to life in your classroom!  Introduce your class to the first harvest celebration, delve deeper into the relationships between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoags, and take a closer look at the historical significance of the Pilgrims’ settlement. Resources include historical letters, videos and photos.
  • Young Voices of New York – The site is intended for kids, 13 years old and younger, who are interested in writing and journalism.  It’s free to join but requires parental permission.  Contact Mary Miller at
    or click here to visit the website for more information.
  • Word Puzzles – 
  • Thanksgiving Themed Kids Craft Ideas 
  • Snack Recipe 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s