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"Is there room in Americans’ Thanksgiving celebrations for both thankfulness and mourning?
That challenging question arose as my colleagues and I took a new look at encounters in the 1600s between English Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people in eastern Massachusetts. A showcase exhibition, titled
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This historical investigation is aligned with the C3 Framework and from C3teachers.org.
In this inquiry, students investigate one of the best-known stories in American history—the interaction betwee
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In this episode of the History Explorer podcast series, curator Rayna Green discusses the history of Thanksgiving, American Indian foodways, and what how and what we eat can teach us about American history. The teacher guide includes discussion questions and a student worksheet.
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The resources American Indian Perspectives on Thanksgiving, Harvest Ceremony: Beyond the Thanksgiving Myth from the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian examine the deeper meaning of the Thanksgiving holiday for American Indians through the themes
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This interactive Web site from Plimoth Plantation, a Smithsonian Affiliate, focuses on clarifying fact and fiction surrounding the "First Thanksgiving." Students use audio from Plimoth Plantation historians, images of artifacts, and a glossary to answer questions and explore the lives of the Wama
Explore the role of squash in early American history, beyond its common use as fall decor. As a natively grown vegetable cultivated by the Wampanoag Indians, squash holds a special place in American history. There are dozens of squash varieties, ranging in shape, size, and color. Squash have