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  • vitamin-d
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    • July 19, 2010, 02:28:16 pm
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~ Turkey Attack ~
« on: November 16, 2010, 12:39:46 pm »
Here's a few things to make a relaxed Thanksgiving lesson out of.
I'm a Brit, so I've only ever celebrated this vicariously before.
If there're any historical mistakes or otherwise, please do let me know  :blank:

Greetings
The Thanksgiving Story - PPT
Word search/Poem - Worksheets
Turkey Attack - PPT


I've embedded fonts again.
If it hasn't worked for you, the Thanksgiving font can be downloaded here:
http://www.wonderfonts.com/holidays/thanksgiving/index.shtml
It's the sixth one down and is just called Thanksgiving.

Hope this works well for you guys.


« Last Edit: April 13, 2011, 08:53:21 am by vitamin-d »
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Re: Thanksgiving - Turkey Attack
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2010, 12:47:47 pm »
Hey! Everything looks really great! I'm just a little confused about the rules for the game - what does it mean when a team is in reverse?


  • vitamin-d
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Re: Thanksgiving - Turkey Attack
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2010, 01:44:04 pm »
I have 6 teams of 6 or more students in each class.
I normally go a certain direction, say from team 1 ending at team 6.
Reverse just means the direction.
If it was team 3 answering the question and team 4 was next, then it would now be team 2's turn.

I hope that makes sense.
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  • poppy
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    • May 07, 2010, 12:33:32 pm
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Re: Thanksgiving - Turkey Attack
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2010, 01:59:00 pm »
This is great.  I am doing a Thanksgiving lesson for winte rcamp and some of this will be useful.


  • GreenFloyd
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    • September 02, 2010, 06:56:23 pm
    • Hyeonpung, Daegu, South Korea
Re: Thanksgiving - Turkey Attack
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2010, 02:24:02 pm »
You're the man, Dan. I love your style. What else have you done besides this and the World Quiz?


  • vitamin-d
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Re: Thanksgiving - Turkey Attack
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2010, 02:48:09 pm »
Hey GreenFloyd.

Nothing too exciting I'm afraid.
Only recently got into posting on waygook.

Glad you like it though.

Try these:

http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2450.0.html - Day of the Dead Debate
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2246.0.html - Guy Fawkes Night
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,1642.0.html - Crazy Inventions
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,1908.0.html - 'Dance Off' a play

- I'm making a Christmas one I'm pretty excited about though.
Keep your eyes peeled for the Christmas Countdown
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Re: Thanksgiving - Turkey Attack
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2010, 09:47:16 am »
Thank you so much for this, it was awesome to teach and my kids loved it.


Re: Thanksgiving - Turkey Attack
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2010, 07:57:25 am »
Here's an adapted version of your piece vitamin, thanks a bunch!  If there is any videos out there I think it would accompany the lesson very well. I would love to find The Simpsons or The Peanuts with Korean subtitles on Thanksgiving... The last slide has a few links.


  • vitamin-d
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Re: Thanksgiving - Turkey Attack
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2010, 09:22:36 am »
Cheers for posting...
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  • summerthyme
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Re: Thanksgiving - Turkey Attack
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2010, 09:44:45 am »
Just a comment on the updated version --

On slide 16, George Bush to illustrate "Turkey - an inept person."  People who have done similar political criticisms during their lessons have posted on here saying that they were not very well received by their co-teachers. 

Just something to keep in mind.  You can always replace him with Homer Simpson, and the kids would probably connect to that more anyway.  Ultimately it *is* up to you, though.
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  • rdh2209
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    • September 19, 2010, 01:17:16 pm
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Re: Thanksgiving - Turkey Attack
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2010, 12:20:59 pm »
Here's another adapted version, with more info on the Macy's parade as well as a couple of youtube videos. I also made the font a little easier to read. Thanks so much for the great lesson!


  • jwoon
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    • October 29, 2010, 01:23:59 pm
    • busan
Re: Thanksgiving - Turkey Attack
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2010, 12:21:32 pm »
When I open the game the Mayflower questions don't come up. 


  • vitamin-d
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Re: Thanksgiving - Turkey Attack
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2010, 03:35:42 pm »
When I open the game the Mayflower questions don't come up.

I don't know why that is Jwoon.
Has this happened to anyone else?
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  • Levviathen
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    • September 01, 2010, 01:15:55 pm
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Re: Thanksgiving - Turkey Attack
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2010, 12:56:22 pm »
Hey Vitamin,

this is an awesome lesson and i am planning on using it next week. but i am having some trouble figuring out the game. two questions.

1. when you click an answer and it goes to the attack or minus 10% or whatever, how do you get back to the  main question page (the one with the little red tacks).

2. what do you mean single, double, triple?

thanks. again, great lesson.


  • sheedi
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    • March 17, 2010, 04:13:11 pm
    • Incheon, South Korea
Re: Thanksgiving - Turkey Attack
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2010, 01:45:48 pm »
what does mystery mean?


Re: Thanksgiving - Turkey Attack
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2010, 02:57:17 pm »
I have also had some problems with the mayflower questions...


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Re: Thanksgiving - Turkey Attack
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2010, 07:38:33 am »
I figured it out...the background covers up the questions.  Just move or get rid of the backgound and you'll be fine.


  • vitamin-d
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Re: Thanksgiving - Turkey Attack
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2010, 11:51:19 am »
Odd. Well I'm glad you've figured out how to fix it.  :)
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  • GreenFloyd
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    • September 02, 2010, 06:56:23 pm
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Re: Thanksgiving - Turkey Attack
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2010, 12:20:54 pm »
Hey vitamin-d, I have adapted your version of Turkey attack to make it easier for my class, include open-ended questions, and also remove all the fonts since it was giving my computers a real headache. They wouldn't recognize the downloaded fonts no matter how hard I tried. Maybe other people will find this helpful.

Here it is:



  • dwebsterlfc
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    • September 15, 2010, 10:24:21 am
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Re: Thanksgiving - Turkey Attack
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2010, 09:09:14 am »
Good lesson thanks.

I adapted this by getting a listening gap fill exercise from eslholidaylessons.c om, it's good practice for the kids, it give's your voice a rest and it kills some time.... always a winner.