Teaching About Thanksgiving

You’ve certainly taught your kids about Thanksgiving. But have they learned about the first Thanksgiving? It of course wasn’t called this at the time. There is so much to learn about this vast subject. There is the whole history of the Pilgrims and where they came from and why they came to America. There’s the Native Americans and what their culture looked like and how they helped the new settlers. Or you can shift your focus to which President made Thanksgiving a national holiday and what was going on in the world at that time.

These subjects can be advanced for gifted children or more simple for special needs learning. You can include spelling lists and word games to make the learning more fun. You may think that you’ve already exhausted the information for teaching your kids about Thanksgiving, but with some thought and planning there is always more to be learned.

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