As Thanksgiving approaches, it's important to remember that some Indigenous communities observe the holiday as a day of mourning. We hope you'll think about the ways you bring Thanksgiving into your classroom and consider how you can ensure every member of your school community feels respected and valued in the process. Here are a few resources to get you started.
The North Star Tea Party
In this poem, Nell and her family follow the North Star and navigate the Underground Railroad to freedom (this text is part of the Teaching Hard History Text Library).
Educators have an ethical obligation to teach accurately about Thanksgiving. Here are some online resources that can help.
One teacher explains how she turned "Thanksgiving Trivia" into an opportunity to share under-taught history with her colleagues as well as her students, regardless of the time of year.
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