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
Introduce your students to the history of Thanksgiving with this short video. [...] »
What was one woman's part in making Thanksgiving a national holiday? [...] »
Adopt strategies for analyzing the holiday
Case studies grab attention, but how can you be sure you're also teaching the [...] »
Can students learn history through themes that don’t fit the usual approach to [...] »
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