Due to the short school month (we are taking off the week of Thanksgiving), I have decided to forego studying a particular poet and focus on a theme instead.
Thanksgiving is the natural choice.
Enjoy our resources, be inspired, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Poetry by Theme Notebook Pages~ please feel to use and share, just kindly do not sell as your own wares
Thanksgiving Poetry Online:
The Holy Bible
- Check a good concordance for words like; "thanks", "thanksgiving", "thankful", "gratitude"
- The Book of Psalms is filled with songs of thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Art to Inspire You
|Thanksgiving Day--Ways and Means, Winslow Homer|
|Refugee Thanksgiving, Norman Rockwell, Nov. 27, 1943|
|Freedom From Want, Norman Rockwell, 1943|
|Grace, Eric Enstrom, 1918|
Add Art Idea:
~Print out the paintings above, or find you own online, and do a Thanksgiving-themed art study
~Create simple notebook pages for each work of art. Include the name of the piece, artist's name, date of the piece, medium (watercolor, oil, tempera, etc.), as well as any interesting history relating to the piece.
~Do a picture study of each piece. Show the painting on your computer screen, as large as possible. Study it for several minutes. Talk about the details, what is happening in the picture, etc. Shut off the screen and try to recreate the piece from memory.
Add Language Arts Idea:
~Create stories to go with the various poems and paintings you are studying for Thanksgiving
~There are some really interesting Victorian Thanksgiving greeting cards on line. It might be fun to look some up and make up a story to go along with these fanciful and unusual images.
As always, we would LOVE to hear your ideas and or how you used the ones found here! Please post a comment below. Also, you can email us pics of your work and we will post them in our gallery.