C-Span Classroom Lesson Plan: The Thanksgiving Story – “This Land Is Their Land”

This lesson features video clips from author David Silverman talking about the history of Thanksgiving in the United States and the relationship between the Wampanoag Native People and Plymouth Colony settlers. Silverman provides background on the story of the first Thanksgiving from different perspectives. He talks about the Wampanoag people and their community prior to the arrival of the English settlers, their interactions, the events leading into King Phlip’s War as well as the aftermath.