In this packet your students will read about the history of Thanksgiving, the controversy surrounding it, and current traditions. Also included is a brief quiz and written response activity. For the written response, students are asked to write a persuasive letter to the President from the perspective of a turkey asking to be pardoned on Thanksgiving. This goes with my "Turkey Persuasive Letter" PowerPoint, but can be used as a stand alone activity. To purchase them both as a bundle, please visit my store.