Thanksgiving is a holiday with many misconceptions about the Pilgrims and Indians. Below are links, activities and stories you can share with students, family and friends.
Story of The REAL Thanksgiving by Susan Bates
The Wampanoag Villiage at Plimoth Plantation
Make a "I am Thankful for...." poster to display
Make a Family story audio story, 'The Great Thanksgiving Listen"
'Turkey and the Big Reed Story' Navajo Folk Tales, Frank Johnson Newcomb
November is National American Indian Heritage Month. This week, Education World offers 12 lessons to help students learn about Native American history and cultures. Included: Activities that involve students in dramatizing folktales, learning new words, preparing traditional foods, and much more!
- Dramatizing Folktales, Legends, and Myths
- By the Numbers
- Native American Recipes
- What's in a Name?
- Code Talkers
- Native American Misconceptions
- Ball and Triangle Game
- Design a Navajo Rug -- A Lesson in Symmetry
- Native American Glossary
- Oral Histories
- Fun With Numbers
- Native American Word Search
- See more at: http://www.educationworld.com/a_special/native_americans.shtml#sthash.ZM40o7fd.dpuf
Connecting Cultures and Classrooms, K - 12 Curriculum Guide, Indian Education for All, Sandra J. Fox Ed. D
Teaching About Thanksgiving, North Carolina Public Schools, Indian Education Program
American Indian Perspective on Thanksgiving. National Museum of the American Indian
Teaching About Columbus in 1992 and Beyond, Colorado Indian Education Association