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Rethinking Thanksgiving Celebrations: Native Perspectives on Thanksgiving

NK360° Helpful Handouts: Guidance on Common Questions provide brief introductions for teachers to important topics regarding Native American life, cultures, and communities. Rethinking Thanksgiving Celebrations provides Indigenous perspectives on Thanksgiving. Use this guide to help address incomplete narratives surrounding Thanksgiving. Culturally sensitive activities and resources related to Thanksgiving are included.

Resource Information

grades   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
nations
Wampanoag
subjects
History, Social Studies
regions
Massachusetts, Northeast United States
keywords
Wampanoag, Plimoth, Plymouth, Thanksgiving, holiday, celebrating Thanksgiving, Massachusetts, Thanksgiving story, First Thanksgiving, harvest, food, Mayflower, colony, culture, Squanto
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