Homeschooling through the holidays can be extra difficult… OR it can be extra fun! If you are constantly trying to balance all that has to be done, with actually enjoying your family during these busy days, I’ve found the trick is to keep it simple, and make the holiday the lesson. This year, why not dig a little deeper into Thanksgiving?
Do you know when and where the first Thanksgiving was?
If you said Plymouth in 1621 , you’re a few thousand years off! Travel back in time to the first civilizations and learn how the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and people in the Middle Ages celebrated…AND you might be surprised WHERE the first Thanksgiving recorded in America was enjoyed.
Hint…it wasn’t in Massachusetts!
Have you ever read George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation?
Or Abraham Lincoln’s moving proclamation? This might just add a whole new appreciation to your holiday. These would be fantastic to read aloud at your table. Do you know who Sarah Josepha Hale was? You might just owe her a great big thanks too.
Discover, compare, and experience how people gave thanks:
- The Ancient Hebrews
- The Ancient Egyptians
- The Ancient Chinese
- The Ancient Greeks and Romans
- People of the Middle Ages
- The Pilgrims
- The Colonists
- Americans on the Frontier
- Pioneers of America
- Americans During the Civil War
- Americans at the Turn of the Century
- Soldiers on the Frontlines During Wars and People at Home
- and right on up to today!
Suggestions for reading, notebooking, and hands-on activities for each section are all done for you! PS…it’s all FREE! Scroll down for the link.
The Thanksgiving StoryThanksgiving in the WoodsPete the Cat: The First ThanksgivingSharing the Bread: An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving StoryA Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Peanuts)The First Thanksgiving (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3)
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!