Thanksgiving is upon us and this year I am going a little deeper into it’s history. I also received requests from my readers for a picture study, living book recommendations, poems, and lovely copy work. To meet all of our needs I have a created a Charlotte Mason influenced Thanksgiving lesson plan.
A poem titled “The Pumpkin” by John Whittier for reciting (It is long so I will be reading it aloud to my young children)
The Pumpkin is turned into copy work with several options; tracing font in print and cursive, then work to be copied with lines available below each sentence also available in print and cursive.
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The Thanksgiving Story
Saying Grace: A Prayer of Thanksgiving (Traditions of Faith)
Over the River and Through the Wood
Sarah Morton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl (Scholastic Bookshelf)
Samuel Eaton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy
Squanto’s Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving
(Click the picture or link to download and print on photo paper or view on screen)
Picture study is pretty simple but it is another way a Charlotte Mason philosophy interconnects everything-including appreciating art.
If you do not have an understanding how to do a picture study then refer to this You Tube Video: How to do A Picture Study.
I hope that you enjoy this Thanksgiving Lesson plan. I love the poem and look forward to reading it to my own children next week. Tell me what you think in the comments, I appreciate your feed back! Happy Thanksgiving!
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