Older elementary students will love this Thanksgiving unit. A simple, but engaging story about Jane the Pilgrim & Running Strong the Indian presents basic Thanksgiving meal vocabulary. Fun chants & songs & activities too. 15 pages--- so much that you can pick and choose.
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Hi! I just bought your product and I'm excited about using it with my students in Alabma. Nevertheless, I do have one concern. I am from Puerto Rico, which makes me an American citizen by birth, and we do celebrate Thanksgiving, in our own Hispanic way. Therefore, you might want to edit the title and the first sentence, since there is such a thing as a Hispanic Thanksgiving celebration. I must admit, it made me pretty upset to read that, yet I know I don't know it all and make mistakes as well. So I just wanted to run this by you, in case you'd like to edit for future buyers.
Again, I'm excited about your product, and look forward to many more.
I'm (Catherine) and I'm so glad that you bring this up. Coincidentally, I hale from El Paso, Texas where the original Thanksgiving in this hemisphere occurred between Europeans and Native Americans; in that case it was the Spaniard Don Juan de Onate and the Ysleta Indians who still have an active, thriving tribal community.
We decided a few years ago at publication to leave the title in since it referred to the Thanksgiving between the founders of the American Colonies and the Native Americans of Massachussetts. In El Paso we do celebrate the Onate- Ysleta Thanksgiving with an understanding that it was between the founders of New Spain that only became Texas under 200 years ago.
We are sorry to have offended you; cultural awareness is a goal and standard by which we stand.
I can say that as the writer, we'll probably change the title at our next editorial review of publications.
Diane Farrug (French) and Catherine Fortin (Spanish) have nearly 40 years of combined experience teaching foreign languages to kids in pre-k through 12th grade. We want to share all that we've learned with you!