Activity Overview

Infographics are a visually appealing way to convey information clearly and concisely. For this activity, students will create their own infographic to display what they have learned about the holiday of Thanksgiving! Teachers could have students focus on the history of Thanksgiving, statistics that relate to the holiday such as how many people celebrate, favorite food, favorite traditions, etc. Students get a chance to hone their research skills while creating a fun and entertaining poster perfect for the holiday!

Students can use school resources to research information about Thanksgiving. Here are some reputable sites that include interesting and fun facts about Thanksgiving:


These posters can be printed out, laminated, and hung around the room. They could also be presented digitally. Students can have fun sharing with their classmates and comparing the interesting facts that they discovered through their research.

For more templates and student choice, check out our infographic template gallery!

Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Research interesting facts about Thanksgiving and create an infographic to display your findings using engaging imagery!

Student Instructions:

  1. Using school resources and reputable sites, conduct research on Thanksgiving. You can focus on the history of the holiday and/or interesting facts and statistics. Take notes using a graphic organizer.
  2. Include a title and as many facts and statistics as you can. Add appropriate infographic icons, characters or items to illustrate your points.

Requirements: Create an infographic poster that includes 5-10 facts about Thanksgiving with corresponding visuals.

Lesson Plan Reference


(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)

Holiday Storyboard Activity
Create a holiday storyboard!
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Images show creativity and care.
Scenes, characters, and items are appropriate for this purpose.
Images are confusing or do not make sense for this purpose.
Evidence of Effort
Work is complete, thorough, and neat.
Work shows some evidence of effort.
Work shows little evidence of any effort.
Ideas are organized. There are few or no grammatical, mechanical, or spelling errors.
Ideas are mostly organized. There are some grammatical, mechanical, or spelling errors.
Ideas may be disorganized or misplaced. Lack of control over grammar, mechanics, and spelling reflect a lack of proofreading.

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