11.16.2014

Read It! Historically Accurate Thanksgiving

Allow me to clarify, before you scroll through these thematic suggestions. I do not mean to imply that these books provide historically accurate information about the events surrounding the first Thanksgiving. On the contrary, I chose some of these books for my Thanksgiving unit because I wanted to have opportunities to identify cultural stereotypes and historical distortions. 

This is our reading list and discussion topics for a well-rounded discussion about the story most Americans cite as the first Thanksgiving. Most of these books are still in print and available in paperback. All of them are likely at the local library if they're not checked out (good luck with that).

 Mayflower  1620: A New Look at a Pilgrim Voyage
National Geographic Society, 2003 | Nonfiction | Level  7
If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620
McGovern, 1991 | Nonfiction | Level  4.2
How Many Days to America
Bunting, 1988 | Fiction | Level  3.1


Cunningham, 2011 | Nonfiction | Level  5.4 
Waters, 1996 | Nonfiction | Level  4.6
(Let's Read About) Squanto 
Black, 2002 |Nonfiction | Level 2.9


Osborne, 2005 | Nonfiction | Level 4.2
Harness, 1992 | Fiction | 4.4
Waters, 1989 | Nonfiction | Level  3.4


 National Geographic Society | Nonfiction | Level  7.1
Koller, 1999 | Nonfiction | Level  4.0
Dalgliesh, 1957 | Fiction | Level 4.1






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