Archive for November 15th, 2008

www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/623 – Great resource for teaching about Thanksgiving!

Learning activities surrounding Thanksgiving need, above all, to be historically accurate. In order to understand the first Thanksgiving, students need to have a good sense of its historical context — the religious beliefs of the Pilgrims, the culture of the Wampanoag people who lived in the Plymouth area before European colonization, the foods and cultural practices at the first Thanksgiving feast, and the ways in which the relationships between colonists and Native Americans evolved after 1621.

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