CoordinArt - November provides unique x/y plotting practice to celebrate Thanksgiving. Check out the cornucopia! Or honor a Veteran with our nation's symbol of freedom--a bald eagle.
American Bald Eagle: The American bald eagle is a symbol of freedom. This massive bird has a wingspan of from 6-8 feet. After quite some dispute the Founding Fathers decided in 1789 to make the bald eagle the official bird for the United States of America.(Benjamin Franklin felt the turkey was a much more suitable choice.)
President Kennedy wrote, "The Founding Fathers made an appropriate choice when they selected the bald eagle as the emblem of the nation. The fierce beauty and proud independence of this grat bird aptly symbolizes the strength and freedom of America."
Cornucopia: The cornucopia has become associated with the season of fall harvest and Thanksgiving. The traditional basket is horn-shaped representing a goat's curved horn. Cornucopias are filled with a variety of seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables, and grains. Because of the basket shape and the overflowing abundance of food it is also known as a "horn of plenty". We are reminded to be thankful for the abundance of things in our lives and to share with others. Available in Four Quadrant, Quadrant One Only--or both together as a set.
IDEA: Maybe students can help create or arrange their own cornucopia for the table at Thanksgiving. Fill it with some fruits and vegetables, but add pictures or words that represent other things and people for whom they are thankful. Let other family members contribute as well.
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Mayflower The Mayflower transported the Pilgrims (Puritan Separatists) from Southampton, England, to Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620. The passengers and crew had a gruelling 66-day journey. The Mayflower ship has become a symbol of the early colonization of America and the religious freedoms that came with it.