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 [...] »
Historian Anne Blue Wills tells the story of Sarah Josepha Hale, a New England [...] »
Adopt strategies for analyzing the holiday
Take a variety of perspectives into account before moving past the first [...] »
How do you broach the complicated issues surrounding Thanksgiving with early [...] »
Can students learn history through themes that don’t fit the usual approach to [...] »
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