Looking for a fun, educational activity to do with your students prior to Thanksgiving break?! This activity encourages students to choose a historical figure and express gratitude for their contributions to society.
Students may choose their own historical figure, or one may be assigned - however you like! After choosing their figure, they will research him or her (or them!) to provide some basic information and details, as well as the historical impact they have made on society. Students may use their artistic skills to draw a picture of their figure, or they can use a computer to insert a photo. Then, they will write their historical figure a "Letter of Gratitude" in which they thank them for what they have accomplished in their life, and explain how their accomplishments have given them something to be grateful for!