General Education & Teaching Tips : How to Teach Children the Meaning of Thanksgiving

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hi this is Laura Turner and today I’m
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going to talk with you about how to
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teach your children the meaning of
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Thanksgiving we all know that
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Thanksgiving means the time of coming
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together and going to relatives houses
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to go and have dinner of course you want
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to keep this tradition and you want to
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make sure that kids know that
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Thanksgiving is a time to get thanks for
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the family that they have and the
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luxuries that they have as well as just
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giving thanks for living in general but
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also what you want to teach them which
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may be a little more difficult is the
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back story or the story of thanksgiving
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and the easiest way that I found to do
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this is to actually use the charlie
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brown thanksgiving especially for little
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kids about 25 minutes long this cartoon
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and actually details the supposed
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journey of the pilgrims to this country
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where they met with you know the the
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Indians and had and broke bread with
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them and then gave thanks for actually
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being able to live the charlie brown
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thanksgiving actually gives a pretty
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accurate or I’m a pretty realistic feel
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feeling portrayal of the desperation of
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the pilgrims so that your children will
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actually feel as though they’re watching
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something relatively real and accurate
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next what you can actually do to help
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your kids learn this backstory of
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Thanksgiving is to enroll them in
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performing arts classes where they will
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sort of star in their own production
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retelling the story of Thanksgiving the
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first Thanksgiving that is so you can do
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many different things also you can sort
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of tell your kids about the Thanksgiving
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food that you’re making and sort of pass
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down the traditions to them in that way
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and or course also read them stories
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having to do with the backstory of
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Thanksgiving so there’s just some ideas
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for teaching your kids about the meaning
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of Thanksgiving

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