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Teaching DBQ: The History of Thanksgiving

DBQ: The History of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is perhaps the most beloved holiday in the United States. It is a time when friends and family come together, share a meal, and express gratitude. The story of how the holiday came to be is often told as a simple tale of early Pilgrims coming together with local Native Americans to share food and celebrate the harvest, but the history of the holiday is more complex.

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What really happened at the first thanksgiving feast in 1621?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas, RH.3 - Historical Process, RH.6 - Author's Purpose, RH.7 - Visual Information, RH.8 - Evaluate Argument, RH.9 - Compare Texts

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,2,3,4
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