During this fall semester, the need for Fall break is especially obvious, but the Thanksgiving holiday is not divorced from its history. Below are just a few resources we have come across in thinking through various topics around the holiday.
Racial Justice Resources for Thanksgiving from the POC Online Classroom blog.
Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance lesson plan/resource on “Thanksgiving Mourning”
Philip Deloria’s 2019 New York Times piece The Invention of Thanksgiving:
Massacres, myths, and the making of the great November holiday.
Colorado College’s Crown Faculty Center page on Teaching & Learning on Indigenous Land.
Plimoth Patuxet Museums’ online game for school-aged children and families looking at Wampanoag life prior to European settlement and the “First Thanksgiving.”