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
Make sure that your students know not all Native Americans lived in tipis or [...] »
Historian Anne Blue Wills tells the story of Sarah Josepha Hale, a New England [...] »
Adopt strategies for analyzing the holiday
Can students learn history through themes that don’t fit the usual approach to [...] »
How do you broach the complicated issues surrounding Thanksgiving with early [...] »
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