Thursday, November 4, 2010

November Multi-grade Short Stories, Poems, and Clip Art

Teachers Magazine, 1909(early - late elementary): Memory Gems for November

Early English Exploration with comprehension questions(older children)

Ways of Flowers 

Homes in Other Lands: Eskimos

The Pilgrims with a spelling and writing list
Nature Stories, Winter is Coming


The Transfiguration by Raphael, Art Study(middle school and up)


(School Classics)

Stories of the United States
By Anna C. Davis, 1896
The Pilgrims and the
First Thanksgiving Day—two chapters.

Stories of Colonial Children
By Mara L. Pratt, 1894
3d—4th Grades. Chapters on Pilgrims, In-
dian Visitors and First Thanksgiving.
Illus. 223 pp.

When the Birds Go North Again — Higginson.
The Pumpkin. The Corn Song — J. G. Whittier.
Death of the Flowers. — Bryant.
A Day — Emily Dickinson.

Blackboard Lessons for
Maude M. Grant

The Pilgrims were good people.
They lived in England.
The Pilgrims liked to go to church.
Their king was not kind to them.
He would not let them go to their own church.
So they left England and went to Holland.
The Pilgrims lived in Holland.
They lived there for twelve years.
They saw the wind-mills.
The wind-mills grind the corn.
The wind-mills pump the water.
The Dutch people live in Holland.
The Dutch boys and girls wear wooden shoes.
The Dutch people were kind to the Pilgrims.
The Pilgrims did not wish to live in Holland always.
They wanted a land of their own.
So they sailed across the sea.
The name of their boat was the Mayflower.
It was not a large boat.
The great green waves tossed the Mayflower about.
The Pilgrims sailed a long time over the sea.
The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth.
It was winter and very cold.
There were no houses.
The Pilgrims went into the woods.
They cut down trees and made log houses.
They made a church and a schoolhouse.
The Pilgrims met the Indians.
The Indians were kind to them.
They taught them how to hunt.
They taught them how to fish.
The Indians gave corn to the Pilgrims.
They showed them how to make corn bread.
The Pilgrims had to work very hard.
The winter was very long and cold.
The Pilgrims lived in log houses.
These houses were not warm.
Food was very scarce.
Sometimes the Pilgrims did not have enough to eat.
After awhile the Pilgrims did not have so hard a time. Their corn and vegetables grew and they had a fine harvest.
They caught wild turkeys in the woods.
Soon their barns were full.
They said, "Let us have a day of Thanksgiving.
Let us thank God for His blessings."
So they had the first Thanksgiving Day.

Poetry of the Seasons, A November Goodnight.


carla said...

Found your blog through a google search for children's Thanksgiving projects.

Thank you for posting and sharing such wonderful vintage pictures and links!

I was glad to see that Mary of Plymouth is available free online. A few years ago I bought a copy at the Pilgrim Museum in Plymouth and I love it.

Your blog is now in my bookmarks and I'll check back to explore your posts.

Great blog!

Happy Thanksgiving

Alexandra said...

You are very welcome, and thanks for your comment.

Thanksgiving blessings to you and your family. :)