3 Ways to Teach Thanksgiving

November 15, 2018

The holiday invites exploration of everything from American history to gratitude.

Thanksgiving Lesson Collection

Here are three ways to use the Thanksgiving holiday as a teachable moment for your students.

Rethinking Thanksgiving
Students untangle facts and myths about the complex history of Thanksgiving through reading, discussion, and roleplaying. 

Thanksgiving: Exploring Perspectives
Students take a critical look at some popular myths and facts about the first interactions between the European pilgrims and Native American peoples, and explore three Native Americans’ views of the holiday.

A Thanksgiving Circle
This circle activity invites students to share their feelings about gratitude and express their appreciation for things large and small.