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
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Historians often consider Puritan New England a model for the development of [...] »
Adopt strategies for analyzing the holiday
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Discover the influence popular culture and dominant narratives can have on your [...] »
Take a variety of perspectives into account before moving past the first [...] »
Test your Thanksgiving knowledge!