Can you recommend historically accurate children's books about (American) Thanksgiving?
November 20, 2012 5:44 AM Subscribe
Looking for equitable Thanksgiving curriculum materials
posted by mermily to education (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a first grade teacher at a school with a strong equity focus. I'd like to find some read alouds that are historically accurate with respect to the story of Thanksgiving. It obviously doesn't need to say, "Then the white man raped and pillaged" or go into gross detail, but I would like to find a story that, e.g. tells the story of Squanto in detail including the sad bits or portrays the Wampanoags accurately in pictures. Most of the books I find make it sound like, "Squanto showed the pilgrims how to cut up a fish to make fertilizer, then they sat down and ate and they had a really really nice time together."