Thanksgiving, a national holiday celebrated for the most part in North America and Canada, falls on Thursday, November 22nd this year. This holiday is seen as a day to give thanks, traditionally for the harvest of the previous year. Traditionally this holiday is spent with family, it’s traditional to have a special meal to celebrate the occasion. To help mark Thanksgiving for our English language teachers, we’ve created some free resources for download and use in your classroom, designed for language learners of mixed abilities.
These worksheets were produced by our own Oxford teacher-trainer, Stacey Hughes. To see more of Stacey’s work on the blog, click here.
Included is a high-level worksheet exploring the history of Thanksgiving, a multi-level ‘fill in the blanks’ worksheet, a themed information gathering exercise, and two elementary worksheets. All are photocopiable.
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Happy Thanksgiving to all of our teaching community that celebrate the holiday!
26 November 2015 at
Thank you for these wonderful resources. Teaching students about holidays is such an important way to introduce other cultures to them. It also provides an excellent opportunity to introduce the vital concept of what gravy is, which is a bit of a mystery to some learners.
(I would be amiss though if I didn’t point out that Thanksgiving is celebrated earlier in Canada, October 12th this year to be precise.)