Teaching Thanksgiving Lessons & Resources!

October 21, 2009

Welcome to Beyond Pilgrim Hats!

We hope that you find this site full of information on how to teach Thanksgiving in meaningful and critical ways. Please find four lesson plans and other links to resources to support your teaching below.

Thanks for attending our NCSS presentation!

Erica Christie & Sarah Montgomery

Lesson Plans:

Critical Media Literacy Lesson Plan

Historical Inquiry Lesson Plan

Critical Literacy Lesson Plan

Service Learning Lesson Plan

Children’s Literature & Websites:

Children’s Literature Ideas

Website Ideas

Thanksgiving Quotes to Consider:

“The Pilgrim Fathers incorporated an early thanksgiving day among (their) moral influences…it blessed and beautified the homes it reached.”

-Sarah Josepha Hale, 1865

“Thanksgiving is celebrated at the expense of Native Peoples who had to give up their lands and culture for America to become what it is today.”

-Linda Coombs, Aquinnah Wampanoag, 1997