It's funny how once you have kids you start to think more about the assumptions you've made during your life. What is Thanksgiving? Why do we celebrate it? What really happened between the pilgrims and Native Americans
I told my kids it is a time to give thanks for our family, friends, home, food and health. I just don't think they are old enough for the ugly truth of the history of this holiday. Maybe in a couple of years, but right now I want them to be innocent a little longer.
Once they are a little older I may share these with them:
-Plimoth Plantation - Thanksgiving Interactive: You are the Historian
There is also a great teachers guide that goes along with it.
-The Plymoth Plantation Story by Chuck Larsen
The last narrative is written for kids, but if you scroll up there are two narratives written for adults that include "more" of the history of Thanksgiving.
Housekeeping diary - 7/16/18
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