Holidays

Valentine's Day

http://www.whimsies-online.com/valentine.htm

http://www.alphabet-soup.net/val/valentine.html

Mother's Day

http://www.alphabet-soup.net/mot/mother.html

Veteran's Day

Library of Congress: Veterans History Project http://www.loc.gov/folklife/vets/

Activities for Veterans Day http://www.va.gov/pubaff/celebAm/acts4vd.htm

Activities for Veterans Day Teacher's Guide to Veteran's Day http://www.theteachersguide.com/Veteran's Day.htm

Veteran's Day Resources http://www.patriotism.org/veterans_day/index.html

Halloween

http://www.alphabet-soup.net/hall/halloween.html

Easter

http://www.alphabet-soup.net/eas/easter.html

President's Day

http://www.alphabet-soup.net/hol/president.html

Columbus Day

http://www.alphabet-soup.net/columbus/columbus.html

Winter

Weather Watch: Winter Storms http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/winter/index.htm

Billy Bear's Winter Activities http://www.billybear4kids.com/holidays/winter/fun.htm

Snowflake Bentley Museum http://www.snowflakebentley.com/museum.htm

St. Patrick's Day

http://alphabet-soup.net/hol/stp.html

http://morning-glow.com/holidays/stpaddy/stpaddy.html

Thanksgiving

http://teacher.scholastic.com/thanksgiving/

Thanksgiving online activities

Mayflower History Web Pages http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/

Caleb Johnson's Mayflower Web pages include a vast collection of transcribed documents, historical information, and myth-busting material. Teachers may need to choose among the resources to find those best suited for their students.

Wampanaog History http://www.tolatsga.org/wampa.html

This Wampanoag History site provides in-depth details on the Wampanoag including their language, where they lived, names of subtribes and historical and cultural information.

The Wampanoag http://www.bostonkids.org/educators/wampanoag.html

The Boston Children's Museum and Wampanoag Indian Advisors work together to create and maintain this site that details the history, culture, and heritage of the Wampanoag Indians. The extensive site include images of present-day Wampanoag as well as audio files of their stories and details on their heritage.

Modern History Sourcebook http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1650bradford.html

These excerpts from the Modern History Sourcebook provide the text for "From History of Plymouth Plantation" by William Bradford.

The First Thanksgiving: Facts and Fancies http://www.plimoth.org/OLC/index.html

The First Thanksgiving: Facts and Fancies is a part of the Web site of the Plimoth Plantation. The page details many myths with links to additional information.

Education World http://www.edcuation-world.com/a_curr/curr040.shtml

This Education World site asks, "Are You Teaching the Real Story of the 'First Thanksgiving'?" The site includes details on the pilgrims and Wampanoag, stereotypes, and teaching suggestions.

"No Popcorn" http://www.plimoth.org/learn/history/myth/nopopcorn.asp

The Plimoth Plantation proclaims "No Popcorn!" This page outlines the fictional start to the myth that the Wampanoag brought popcorn to the "First Thanksgiving," explaining who began the myth, how the story spread, and why the myth is not believable.

http://www.alphabet-soup.net/hol/thanksgiving.html