Facts About the First Thanksgiving Essay
in the assignment pasted below there are two seperate asignments. there for there should be two paper length of 3-4 pages For years I have had students become familiar with the story of Thanksgiving from Native American Eyes, because the story that most of us have grown up with is not accurate. Thus the school system had it wrong too, which is why kids grow up with pictures of happy white Pilgrims, Indians and turkeys all getting along together, well at least the Pilgrims and Indians. We even pasted pictures of them on classroom windows and boards. Today, it is finally getting through to the public that this story may be just another piece of “disinformation.” Your assignment is to research (google) The First Thanksgiving, and see what you can find. Try to get to the one s that tell it from the Native American side. Be sure to document where you get your information. Then, since this is an 8 week class, we need to double up. The next research I want you to do is this: Again, for years our civics and history classes told us that the United States Constitution got its roots or start in the English Magna Carta. But recent historical accounts shows that it is more modeled on the Native (Haudenosaunee) Great Law of Peace. Research this and see what you find out. Summarize what you learned, don’t forget to include yout sources, and submit to me by Dec 8th. By the way, the official Thanksgiving Day Holiday Americans cerlebrate was designated by Pres Abraham Lincoln in 1863. Enjoy your Thanksgivng Break and why not share what you learned with family and friends if you are having a meal together.