Turkey Time

Are there more turkeys or humans in America?

*There are currently 318.9 million human Americans.

That's a lot of birds.

  1. How accurate was your prediction?

  2. What story does the chart tell?

  3. What trends do you see in the chart?

  4. What do you think explains the trends in the chart?

  5. Is this good news or bad news?

  6. What question do you have about this information?

  7. So there's roughly 75% of a turkey for every single American (including babies, people without teeth, and even vegetarians like me). Is that enough, and what do you imagine this number would be like for a very poor country like Nicaragua?

  8. What would these numbers be like in a country like Turkey, and do they have birds there named Americas??? 

  9. Would it be better to be born a turkey or not born at all?

  10. Every year, the President of the United States of America pardons a turkey. Don't believe me? Check out the video at the bottom of the page. In the comments section, explain whether you think the president should pardon a turkey this year, even if it is a terrorist turkey.

What's up with North Carolina?

Action Extension

Raise your own turkey, pardon it for Thanksgiving, and release it into the wild.