Thanksgiving - Library of Congress


By Library of Congress

  • Release Date: 2016-11-18
  • Genre: United States
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This Library of Congress Student Discovery Set is here to put history into your hands. It brings together historical artifacts and one-of-a-kind documents from the collections of the Library of Congress. Interactive tools let you zoom in for close examination, draw to highlight interesting details, and make notes about what you discover. There’s no single right answer, only new discoveries to be made.

Today’s Thanksgiving holiday has roots in a number of celebrations that occurred centuries ago in different regions of North America. Official documents, newspapers, photos and drawings offer varied perspectives on a holiday that has taken many forms and been observed in different ways throughout the nation’s history. 

This set is intended for open-ended primary source analysis by students. A Teacher’s Guide with background information, teaching ideas, and additional resources is available on the Library’s Web site for teachers,