Below are some resources about the true history of Thanksgiving, suggestions for talking about it in an accurate and age-appropriate way with children of all ages, information about how Launch talks about Thanksgiving in our programs, and links to some great children’s books on Thanksgiving.
We strongly believe that Native cultures and history should be taught year-round and not just during Thanksgiving, and that we all must fight the stereotypes about indigenous peoples that are so common in media, our education system, and popular culture. Below are some year-round resources that share accurate information about Native cultures, and highlight the richness and diversity of the broad range of Native American lived experiences, as well as the past, current, and ongoing contributions of Native peoples.
How Families Can Talk to Kids About Thanksgiving
How Launch Teaches About Thanksgiving
Books to Read
Resources for Talking About Native Cultures Year-Around
Washington State Tribes