Why did the Pilgrims celebrate the first thanksgiving? Teach your students to question history's "official narrative" with this interactive text!
This original text dives into the history and context of the first thanksgiving by focusing on the relationship between Pilgrims and the indigenous people of the Wampanoag Confederation, led by Tisquantum (Squanto). Interspersed with the text are maps, graphics, and critical comprehension questions to support deep analysis.
☺ Reading Level: 8th grade
Recommended Accompanying Text:
A Young People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn, Adapted by Rebecca Stefoff (Affiliate Link: https://amzn.to/2PvdOSj )
Common Core Alignment:
■ CCSSRH.6-8.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source
■ CCSSRH.6-8.10 - By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
✓ Native Americans
✓ John Winthrop
✓ Indigenous People
✓ Pre-Colonial America
✓ Social Justice
✓ Peoples History
✓ Critical Thinking