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
Only two eyewitness accounts of that first Thanksgiving remain. [...] »
Adopt strategies for analyzing the holiday
How do you broach the complicated issues surrounding Thanksgiving with early [...] »
Discover the influence popular culture and dominant narratives can have on your [...] »
Can students learn history through themes that don’t fit the usual approach to [...] »
Test your Thanksgiving knowledge!