What do you know about the origins of Thanksgiving?
How do your students understand Thanksgiving? Where do their views on the holiday come from? In this lesson plan, students share what they've been taught about Thanksgiving, and then compare a set of very different modern viewpoints on the holiday. FIND OUT MORE »
Explore what's known about early contact
Historians often consider Puritan New England a model for the development of [...] »
Do you know the history of this modern Thanksgiving Day institution? [...] »
Adopt strategies for analyzing the holiday
Can students learn history through themes that don’t fit the usual approach to [...] »
Case studies grab attention, but how can you be sure you're also teaching the [...] »
Take a variety of perspectives into account before moving past the first [...] »
Test your Thanksgiving knowledge!