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Thanksgiving Resource Collection

  • Why Teach Native American History
    Grades 4-12

    Highlight Native American Heritage Month with a lesson on the unique history, culture, and contemporary contributions of Wyoming’s tribes on the Wind River Reservation.
  • Sir Walter Raleigh and John White
    Grades 4-8

    Covering early American colonization in class right now? Introduce students to Sir Walter Raleigh and John White, founders of the Roanoke Colony, and how and why their explorations led them to America.
  • Colonizing America
    Grades 9-13+

    From the first permanent English colony at Jamestown, Virginia to the feudal kingdom in Maryland, John Green gives your class a @CrashCourse in American colonization!
  • A History of Thanksgiving
    Grades 6-12

    Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday on October 3, 1863, in the midst of the Civil War. But we know its origins date back even further!
  • The First Official Thanksgiving
    Grades 3-5, 7, 11

    Was the first Thanksgiving observed by the Pilgrims in 1621? Or in 1619 by a group of English settlers in Virginia? Find out in this lesson plan for a variety of grade levels!
  • Thanksgiving: All About the Holidays
    Grades 2-6

    What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? "All About the Holidays" highlights the importance of giving thanks, and how the Thanksgiving holiday evolved!
  • American Experience: The Pilgrims Collection
    Grades 3-12

    Explore the story of the Pilgrims from both European and Native American perspectives with this collection featuring historical reenactments and expert interviews from American Experience!
  • The Quakers, the Dutch, and the Ladies
    Grades 9-13+

    Cover 150 years of American history with the help of ONE ten-minute video! Crash Course offers students an overview of the complicated factors that led to the creation of the U.S.A.
  • Mission US: For Crown or Colony?
    Grades 6-8

    nvite students to (virtually) experience early America in Boston, Mass. through the eyes of 14-year-old Nat Wheeler with "For Crown or Colony?," an interactive history game!

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