I am currently having my class work in groups to research Thanksgiving. Included in this is a template for research (the handout mentioned on the page was just a reading from National Geographic). Each group gets a turkey and each student gets a set of feathers. Students will use the template as a guide for their research. Scholastic has an awesome resource online to accompany this project. Information gets written on the feathers and the turkey gets assembled.
Turkey body: legal size