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Thanksgiving Learning Resources

Historians often consider Puritan New England a model for the development of America as a whole. Is this correct or an example of regional bias? [...] »

Do you know the history of this modern Thanksgiving Day institution? [...] »

Introduce your students to the history of Thanksgiving with this short video. [...] »

What was one woman's part in making Thanksgiving a national holiday? [...] »

MA educators—explore a historical moment (and accompanying primary source) for every day of the year. [...] »

Museums, colleges, and tribes are invaluable for gathering course-building materials on Native American history. [...] »

What were the primary concerns of English colonists in early 17th-century America? [...] »

Make sure that your students know not all Native Americans lived in tipis or hunted buffalo. [...] »

Historians dispute the date of the first Thanksgiving. Is there a definite time and place? [...] »

Were the Pilgrims really shorter than us? Discover the answer to all your Thanksgiving queries here! [...] »