Thanksgiving Perspectives

Our Multicultural Diversity & Inclusion Perspectives (MDIP) Coordinator has a special message for Thanksgiving:

I love Thanksgiving! It’s a wonderful time of the year to spend time with family and friends and remind ourselves of all the things we have to be thankful for. As homeschoolers, it’s also a wonderful opportunity to really explore history with our children, learn more about the Wampanoag tribe who helped the Pilgrims survive their early years, and teach empathy and understanding for others as we explore both the Pilgrim and Native American perspectives on the first harvest, which we now know as Thanksgiving. Below are some resources to help you get started on your explorations. Enjoy!

-Darcy Howard

Investigate the history of Thanksgiving from the Wampanoag perspective

Learn more about the Wampanoag tribe

Read a book

Make a corn necklace

Create a Thanksgiving Recipe from a Native American Chef

Learn about the National Day of Mourning

We hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving break!

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