Teacher Resources

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

 

Activities

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!

- See more at: http://www.educationworld.com/a_special/native_americans.shtml#sthash.ZM40o7fd.dpuf

 

Curriculum Resources

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