Social Studies (NYS K-12 Framework Common Core)
Intermediate, Commencement, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
This video, from History.com's archives, focuses on the the history of Thanksgiving and how it became a holiday.
History of Thanksgiving
SS.5.3 EUROPEAN EXPLORATION AND ITS EFFECTS: Various European powers explored and eventually colonized the Western Hemisphere. This had a profound impact on Native Americans and led to the transatlantic slave trade.
SS.5.3.b Europeans encountered and interacted with Native Americans in a variety of ways.
SS.5.3.b.1 Students will examine the how Native Americans viewed the newcomers.
SS.7.2 COLONIAL DEVELOPMENTS: European exploration of the New World resulted in various interactions with Native Americans and in colonization. The American colonies were established for a variety of reasons and developed differently based on economic, social, and geographic factors. Colonial America had a variety of social structures under which not all people were treated equally.
SS.E.1 Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in the history of the United States and New York.
SS.E.1.1 The study of New York State and United States history requires an analysis of the development of American culture, its diversity and multicultural context, and the ways people are unified by many values, practices, and traditions.
SS.C.1.1A Students analyze the development of American culture, explaining how ideas, values, beliefs, and traditions have changed over time and how they unite all Americans.