‘I Was Teaching a Lot of Misconceptions.’ The Way American Kids Are Learning About the 'First Thanksgiving' Is Changing

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Thanksgiving table decorations
Year Published
2019
Author (Individual)
Waxman, O.A.
Author (Organization)
Times
Resource Type
Other
Resource Language
English

On a Saturday morning in Washington, D.C., about two dozen elementary and secondary school teachers experienced a role reversal. This time, it was their turn to take a quiz: answer “true” or “false” for 14 statements about the famous meal known as the “First Thanksgiving.”

This article provides information from a workshop that helped teachers separate myths and facts so they could learn a better way to teach the Thanksgiving story to their students.

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