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    Default Thanksgiving Unit - Not just the "first"

    Hey there SHS pals,

    I have been looking for a Thanksgiving unit to do in November that will give good history/ social studies lesson(s), but not just focus on the "first" Thanksgiving...

    Something that may also talk about the formation of Thanksgiving as a national holiday by good ol' Abe Lincoln, and how some traditions have evolved overtime.

    So, I think I could put something together myself, but I would really love a few resources to work from. Something PreK-2nd Grade ish.

    Thanks, as always, for your profound collective wisdom.
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    Build Your Library has a unit study on Thanksgiving...I have not done it but you might be able to use it for ideas.

    When we read Hakim's A History of US I remember that the Thanksgiving myth was covered pretty well too...

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    Here's a list of children's books from Native American perspectives.

    Native Americans actually have multiple thanksgivings each year, not just one.

    And here's a curriculum guide for learning about Wampanoag Thanksgiving traditions. It's geared to grades 3-6 but much of it looks very applicable to K-2 as well.
    Homeschooling my 2 children since January 2013
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    Alegre, Thank you!

    This is really great. Our church has a strong partnership with Pine Ridge Reservation, so my girls are framiliar with many of these concepts. The cirriculum will be a great help for me to put it all together. I am ALWAYS on the search for anything that comes from the perspectives that are less heard.
    Playing and learning as we grow! DD1 12/17/2008 DD2 12/15/2010
    Math: Horizons Handwriting: Handwriting W/O Tears
    Reading: All About Reading Science: Sassafrass Science
    Spelling: All About Spelling Art: Artistic Pursuits
    History/ Social Studies: TBD Language Arts: First Language Lessons/ Writing With Ease

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