Sunday, November 7, 2010

Debunking Thanksgiving Mythstory

On one of my homeschool groups, a request was made for information on teaching the truth about Thansksgiving. Here is a list of resources I've compiled:

From National Museum of the American Indian.

Deconstructing Myths page from Oyate

From Students and Teachers Against Racism

Lesson Plan from Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Thanksgiving

Teaching About Thanskgiving

Article from

Article from Education World

Another lesson plan.

From Plimoth Plantation

More from Plimoth Plantarion

More from Education World: cross curricular teaching plans on native americans.

Debbie Reese from Nambe Pueblo on Teaching Young Children About Native Americans

From Rethinking Schools

American Indians in the Present (A slide show very worth viewing!)

Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving

Article on historic sites incorporating the native perspective

Book recommendations from Oyate:

Bruchac, Margaret M. (Abenaki), and Catherine Grace O'Neill, 1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2001, grades 4-up

Hunter, Sally M. (Ojibwe), Four Seasons of Corn: A Winnebago Tradition. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1997, grades 4-6.

Peters, Russell M. (Wampanoag), Clambake: A Wampanoag Tradition. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1992, grades 4-6.

Regguinti, Gordon (Ojibwe), The Sacred Harvest: Ojibway Wild Rice Gathering. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1992, grades 4-6.

Seale, Doris (Santee/Cree), Beverly Slapin, and Carolyn Silverman (Cherokee), eds., Thanksgiving: A Native Perspective. Berkeley: Oyate, 1998, teacher resource.

Swamp, Jake (Mohawk), Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message. New York: Lee & Low, 1995, all grades.

Wittstock, Laura Waterman (Seneca), Ininatig's Gift of Sugar: Traditional Native Sugarmaking. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1993, grades 4-6

1 comment:

Anet said...

This is great!
We haven't celebrated Thanksgiving in years.
We have a Ghost Supper
(a Native American celebration of ancestors) the weekend after. We still have all the good food though:)

This list will come in handy this week. Thanks!