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Thanksgiving Day Fun Facts

In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims — early settlers of Plymouth Colony — held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Many regard this event as the nation's first Thanksgiving.

Use our Fun Facts resource in your classrooms or at home and share a variety of interesting Thanksgiving related facts with your students — from the number of turkey towns and cranberry counties in our country to the states that were forecasted to raise the most turkeys!

The accompanying teaching guide provides different ideas on how to get students engaged in the conversation. There are options available for every grade.

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