3 Ways to Teach Thanksgiving

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.