As is my habit, I picked up a free publication (Bookpage) at my local library, and discovered an article about an upcoming book to be published next Tuesday by a Massachusetts author, educated at Brown and Duke who lives on Nantucket. I am looking forward to reading (and probably listening to) this book because of my Mayflower ancestry.
Nathaniel Philbrick - Mayflower - A story of Courage, Community, and War
Alden Mudge, who lives in California, wrote the article for Bookpage and clearly doesn't know that current schoolchildren are being taught that the harvest was in September or October and about the part the Native American played in history. Hopefully, these children will teach their parents and grandparents about real history. (Will they be able to hear them over the roar of the football games?)
Many people don't know, that with standards-based learning, Massachusetts has placed the teaching of this history at third grade.
Having taught a workshop for teachers on the topic of "Thanksgiving", I can tell you first-hand about the controversial nature of what is taught the week of Thanksgiving in elementary schools. Since that day, I have spent many hours learning and writing about this time period and the part that my ancestors played in it. Visit my Step on the Rock page for some ideas!