You Are the Historian: Investigating the First Thanksgiving
You Are the Historian: Investigating the First Thanksgiving. This is a fun site that allows students to look at Thanksgiving from a first-hand perspective. It is a well done site that literally reaches out and devours the whole computer screen!
From the site:
Over the last several years, experts at Plimoth Plantation have done a lot of research and thinking about the event that is commonly called “The First Thanksgiving.” We were surprised at what we learned! We are sharing our new-found knowledge through a special Thanksgiving exhibition at Plimoth Plantation (Thanksgiving: Memory, Myth, and Meaning), two children’s books, the You Are the Historian online learning center (see below), and this teacher’s guide.
We are proud of these products, and also of the process that led to their creation. True to the mission of Plimoth Plantation, these products explore the events of 1621 from the perspectives of both the Wampanoag and the English colonists. This could not have been done without the collaboration of a broad team of people, including members of the Wampanoag community, teachers, historians, and Plimoth Plantation staff.
Good luck with your investigation! We hope that you and your students enjoy using this guide, and that you begin to look at Thanksgiving in a whole new way.