Can you believe that Thanksgiving is almost here?! It is one of my favorite times of the year and is always a great time to discuss the history of our country. Is there anything special you include in your curriculum during this time of the year?

I have a textbook that my Grandmother used when she was a little girl--before they took so much out of the current textbooks. I am going through this with my son to talk about our rich Heritage and the reason Thanksgiving is celebrated. Every year I want him to UNDERSTAND, not just know all that the first settlers sacrificed to bring us a country where we can worship and speak freely. A country where we have so much, yet those first settlers had so little.

My son is a craft NUT so we will be on the lookout for some activities and then post them here. I would love to hear what some of your ideas are for celebrating Thanksgiving. Anything special you do during the Thanksgiving meal?