You’re Telling Me the Thanksgiving Story is a Lie? How Do You Know That?

NOTE: This lesson will be incorporated into a four- to six-week unit on America and its relationship to the one-thousand plus indigenous tribes commonly known as Native Americans.  

In this lesson, students will examine print and video media that cite the reasons for today’s Thanksgiving holiday and, in doing so, will learn how to ask critical thought and research questions across multiple sources to determine whether what they’re reading is historically accurate.



New York

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Subject Area Focus: 

Social Studies/History

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Creator Name: 

Teresa Ann Willis