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How will you teach the First Thanksgiving?

November 8, 2015

Thanksgiving is coming soon. How will you teach about the first Thanksgiving? This past blog post offers ideas and resources for your classroom!

From Surviving to Thriving

Thanksgiving will soon be here. It is the time of the year when we should all stop and reflect.

How fortunate I am! I have so much to be thankful for….my family, my health, my friends, my university family, my students (current and former), my health, my freedom…the list is endless. Of course there are things I would like for myself and my family and for those less fortunate than I. My son used to ask me what I would like for a gift and I would always reply, “World Peace!” He has promised to work on it.

Growing up on a farm, I can appreciate that it is also the time of year to be thankful for the harvest, to appreciate that which will sustain us throughout the winter. In fact, growing up we did not have a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. We grew many crops and animals but not turkeys, so we…

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