Thanksgiving Resources, Links & Lessons
by Julie Saylor
Please visit the following links and ideas/activities for teaching about Thanksgiving in a way that does not perpetuate stereotypes or misinformation.
"Rethinking Thanksgiving: Myths and Misgivings" from Rethinking Schools, Fall 2009, Vol. 24, Number 1. The article has some excellent background information and links to other resources that look at Thanksgiving from American Indian perspectives.
Model Lesson For Language Arts/Social Studies
Grades 5-8 (adaptable for both younger and older)
Based on the book 1621 A New Look At Thanksgiving by Catherine O'Neill Grace and Margaret M. Bruchac, With Plimoth Plantation.