This resource is geared towards junior students in the French Immersion program.
In this resource, I have discussed harvest festivals in general, I have alluded to link some aspects of this to Canadian symbols, human interactions in the world, parliament, and immigration. I have also sought out to show that there are more similarities than differences in these celebrations and among humanity as a whole.
This booklet discusses Thanksgiving in Canada, the Harvest Festival in Britain, the Yur'ya feast that is celebrated in a small area of southern Belarus, Chuseok in Korea, and Vaisakhi among the Sikh community. Each text comes with some comprehension questions. I have added a reflection and a drama extension at the end.
In my classroom, I normally read the text on Thanksgiving in Canada as a whole class, then I assign students in groups and they work on the rest of the texts along with the comprehension questions in groups. The reflection is normally done independently and then the extension can be used as a quick drama mark for the progress report.