Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Thanksgiving Holiday

This will be my last blog post until next Monday. I will be traveling for the American Thanksgiving holiday and will have limited internet access. Despite the stress of travel, I hope I can watch football, drink beer, and enjoy my extended family.

On the left, I have posted a public domain poster from the United States Department of Agriculture.

Here are a few sites on Thanksgiving if you want to learn about the history of the day:

The First Thanksgiving: Mayflower Home Page - Tells the story of the first Thanksgiving, examining what it was and what it was not.

History of Thanksgiving - English language teacher provides descriptions of persons and terms frequently associated with Thanksgiving.

The First Thanksgiving - This content resource provides information about the first Thanksgiving. Included are pictures and information about the journey on the Mayflower.

Cartoon Fun and History of Thanksgiving - A teddy bear cartoon involving spaghetti for Thanksgiving, plus some educational information on the traditions and symbols.

Unbiased Teaching about American Indians and Alaska Natives in Elementary Schools - Has some information on debunking common Thanksgiving myhts.

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