TAPIF LESSON: Thanksgiving (part 1).

Monday, December 05, 2016

Teaching on American holidays can be hard to plan. Not only is it at times emotionally hard to process the fact that you wont be attending Grandma's annual Thanksgiving dinner this year but it can also be tricky to explain the complexity of Thanksgiving in regards to colonialism and genocide to ESL students. One tip that I have learned from researching material for my students while being a part of TAPIF is remembering to give your students credit. They know more than you probably assume. Though this doesn't mean that you shouldn't explain simple themes when it comes to holiday activities (such as food for example) it does give you the right as a teacher to try and give your students the opportunity to learn all sides of the story that we know as Thanksgiving. Below I have attached my presentation that I used for Thanksgiving. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to comment below.

Until next time,

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