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Hunter Huss IB Readings

Happy Thanksgiving. We all have images of Pilgrims in black suits and Indians in headdresses sitting down together to eat turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, then watching football afterwards while resting up to go Black Friday shopping. But that’s not the real story. After either reading (1st link) or listening to (2nd link) or doing both for extra extra credit (cite them to prove it to me – don’t copy and paste, Jon), answer the following:

Why do you think that the real story isn’t taught and instead we learn the other? Should we teach elementary school kids the truth or is it okay to keep doing the pilgrims/Indians story? Why?

Does it change your opinions of Thanksgiving once you know the real story (to me, Thanksgiving is just about spending quality time with family anyway)?

Article:

http://www.manataka.org/page269.html

Radio Story:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1524201

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