Use this collection for research, browsing, or just for fun. It is an ideal resource for students, teachers, and librarians seeking information and program materials for Thanksgiving. Material in the book can be read, spoken, or performed. The book also includes activities and recipes to enhance the celebration of Thanksgiving.
Material in “Thanksgiving Program Sourcebook” is organized under the following chapters:
Introduction: “The Story of Thanksgiving” – provides a comprehensive survey of the origins, evolution, and significance of the holiday, including a perspective on celebrations in times past
Stories – presents complete stories, tales, and legends selected from a wide range of sources
Poems – reproduces poems written about the holiday and related topics
Prayers, hymns, and songs – includes the words and music for songs, hymns, and prayers associated with Thanksgiving
Plays – provides the full text of short plays of 15 to 30 minutes in length that can be performed by children and adults
Activities – describes Thanksgiving-related activities, including home decorating, games, dioramas, and crafts
Recipes – presents Thanksgiving favorites from cranberry sauce to pumpkin pie, including recipes for turkey, gravy, stuffings and side dishes, breads and biscuits, beverages, and desserts
Special Features include illustrations, a Thanksgiving bibliography, and a list of Thanksgiving-related Web sites. The book includes an Author and Title Index and an Index to First Lines of Poetry.