Where Does Thanksgiving Grow?

Where Does Thanksgiving Grow? is a neat data set produced by Linda Zellmer at Western Illinois State University. The data sets contain information about where the main ingredients in Thanksgiving meal come from. The data sets are displayed on maps showing you which states produce the most and least of each ingredient. For example, click on the turkey production data set and you will see that in 2007 Minnesota and North Carolina were the leading producers of turkeys. You can access the data sets individually or as a comprehensive PDF poster.

Applications for Education
The maps and data in Whers Does Thanksgiving Grow could be the basis for a lesson in which students explore why different parts of the country produce a lot of one ingredient in a Thanksgiving dinner while other regions do not produce that same ingredient.


Thank You Readers for 14 Amazing Years!