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
Historian Anne Blue Wills tells the story of Sarah Josepha Hale, a New England [...] »
Historians dispute the date of the first Thanksgiving. Is there a definite time [...] »
Adopt strategies for analyzing the holiday
Discover the influence popular culture and dominant narratives can have on your [...] »
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!