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Thanksgiving/Chuseok Lesson
« on: September 22, 2015, 12:41:13 pm »
Hope it's okay to start a new topic on this. The other Thanksgiving lesson posts that I could find are all a couple years old at least.

Since Chuseok is this weekend, I'm doing a Thanksgiving/Chuseok lesson for my after-school class tomorrow. The PPT borrows some material/ideas from old PPTs people have posted here, and the bomb game is a combination of two Thanksgiving-themed bomb games I found, so thank you to the original creators!

After the very basic Thanksgiving story part and talking about Thanksgiving traditions (including watching clips of the Macy's Day Parade and American football), I'll get them to write and then discuss Thanksgiving compared to Chuseok. Then I want them to describe their Chuseok traditions in a little more detail. (I made really basic, boring worksheets for these activities, so feel free to spruce them up a little.)

We'll play the bomb game to review.

Then we're going to talk about being thankful, brainstorm all the things a person could be thankful for, and then they'll make the hand-tracing turkey that a lot of us probably did in elementary school.  :cheesy: After they write what they're thankful for on the turkey feathers, I'll have them share it with the class.

If there's extra time I'll play the Simpsons Thanksgiving episode or maybe Charlie Brown Thanksgiving clips. (I might have to skip this if YouTube doesn't cooperate / if I can't find a download link.)

This should fill two 45-minute lessons (I teach two back-to-back lessons with the same students, 1st and 3rd grade mixed).

I hope this helps someone! :azn:
« Last Edit: September 15, 2017, 03:08:24 pm by bluehermione »


Re: Thanksgiving/Chuseok Lesson
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2015, 01:14:21 pm »
Thanks a lot ms298. This is quality stuff.

I'll just have to adjust it to suit my canuck tendencies, eh! ;)


Re: Thanksgiving/Chuseok Lesson
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2015, 04:26:55 pm »
Not really 'bout Chuseok but nice try.=)

Why couldn't one save Thanksgiving to coincide with their own holiday (U.S., Canada).


Re: Thanksgiving/Chuseok Lesson
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2015, 04:58:10 pm »
Thanks a lot ms298. This is quality stuff.

I'll just have to adjust it to suit my canuck tendencies, eh! ;)

Thanks! I'd love to see your Canadian Thanksgiving version if you end up teaching it. :azn:

Not really 'bout Chuseok but nice try.=)

Why couldn't one save Thanksgiving to coincide with their own holiday (U.S., Canada).

I wasn't trying to mislead anyone by the title. Yes, the lesson is mainly on the American Thanksgiving because that's where I'm from and that's what I celebrate. The students will compare that with how they celebrate Chuseok, with most of the Chuseok-related content being produced by the students themselves, since they're the experts on that.

Of course one could save a lesson like this to teach around Thanksgiving time, but with my particular circumstances, it worked out better for me to teach this lesson at Chuseok time, since my after-school class has other things going on later in the fall. I don't think that's a big deal.

Anyway, if this lesson isn't your cup of tea, fair enough! But I reserve my right to teach it to my kids at whatever time of year I want. ;D


Re: Thanksgiving/Chuseok Lesson
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2015, 10:36:25 am »
This is a terrific lesson. Thank you for your effort. I'll be using this next week with my classes.


Re: Thanksgiving/Chuseok Lesson
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2015, 03:44:38 pm »
This is a terrific lesson. Thank you for your effort. I'll be using this next week with my classes.

Thank you! I hope it goes well for you.  :smiley: My kids seemed to enjoy it, especially seeing the pictures of Thanksgiving food.


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Re: Thanksgiving/Chuseok Lesson
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2015, 09:41:48 am »
For older kids (gr 3?) I found this fun "would you rather" which I plan to adapt


Re: Thanksgiving/Chuseok Lesson
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2016, 07:58:45 pm »
Nice one - it worked last year and I'm using it this year. Merci Beaucoup. ;D


Re: Thanksgiving/Chuseok Lesson
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2019, 01:21:22 pm »
Does anyone happen to have a copy of this lesson lying around that they'd be willing to re-upload?