Lesson Plan Title : Thanksgiving Myths

Age Range: Grade 6 through grade 8 (Middle School)

Overview and Purpose: Several of the Thanksgiving "facts" we teach our children are historically inaccurate. This lesson will help students separate this holiday's facts from fiction.

Objective: The student will be able to name five Thanksgiving myths and provide the correct information about the myth.


Internet access for each student


Have students research Thanksgiving on the internet and find five myths about the holiday. Have them write a paragraph explaining how each inaccuracy began and what the correct information is. Come together as a class and discuss the students' findings.

Wrap Up:

You can introduce this lesson by naming some common myths that the students would be familiar with and discussing whether they are fact or fiction.