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 dispute the date of the first Thanksgiving. Is there a definite time [...] »
Historians often consider Puritan New England a model for the development of [...] »
Adopt strategies for analyzing the holiday
How do you broach the complicated issues surrounding Thanksgiving with early [...] »
Take a variety of perspectives into account before moving past the first [...] »
Can students learn history through themes that don’t fit the usual approach to [...] »
Test your Thanksgiving knowledge!