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What is Thanksgiving?

Ask your students to define the term thanksgiving. Have them brainstorm in groups everything they know about the celebration of Thanksgiving, why it is celebrated, who was involved, when did it start, etc. Post all of these ideas that your class has and when they learn new information they can look back and see the misconceptions they had as well as seeing what new knowledge they have gained.

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