Reframing Thanksgiving to Honor Indigenous Culture- Year 2!

kids about the Wampanoag (the Native tribe the Pilgrims met in 1619), I didn’t think the lessons would stick. I had to look up how to pronounce “Wampanoag” multiple times before I had mastered it enough to teach them. Could I really expect them to remember?

Reframing Thanksgiving: helping young kids honor the Indigenous narrative

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from researching the history of Thanksgiving, it’s that more misconceptions abound than I realized. These misconceptions and oversimplifications (usually) taught in childhood are frequently left unchecked as children grow into adults. My 6 year old has already had his toes dipped in the romanticized Thanksgiving story. He already knows …

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