If you lived during the Plimoth Thanksgiving

Chris Newell

Book - 2021

"Do you know the true story of the Thanksgiving feast at Plimoth? Carefully crafted to explore both sides of this historical event, this book is a great choice for Thanksgiving units, and for teaching children about the true history of this popular holiday"--

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Series
If you lived
Subjects
Genres
Informational works
Juvenile works
Published
New York : Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc [2021]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
92 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 20 x 24 cm
Audience
Ages 7-10.
Grades 2-3.
ISBN
9781338726367
1338726366
9781338726374
1338726374
Main Author
Chris Newell (author)
Other Authors
Winona Nelson, 1983- (illustrator)
  • What was the Mayflower voyage?
  • When and where did the Mayflower land?
  • What is a colony, and who is a colonist?
  • Who were the Pilgrims?
  • Who else was on the Mayflower?
  • Why did English colonists come to America?
  • Who were the people the Englis colonists encountered in Patuxet?
  • How did early encounters with other European ships affect Native peoples in the area?
  • What other people lived in this area?
  • What language do Wampanoag people speak, and how did they record history?
  • What language did the colonists speak, and how did they record history?
  • What did life for Wampanoag people look like when the Mayflower arrived?
  • What foods were Wampanoag and other Native people eating in 1620?
  • What did Wampanoag clothing look like in 1620, and how was it made?
  • Who was Ousamequin?
  • What were the first encounters between the English colonists and Wampanoag peoples?
  • How did the English colonists and Wampanoag people communicate?
  • How did the alliances between the English colonists at Plimoth and the Pokanoket Wampanoags get made?
  • Why did Ousamequin and the colonists agree to an alliance?
  • How did life change for the English colonists in Plimoth after they established contact with the Wampanoag?
  • What happened at the feast in Plimoth in 1621?
  • What was a "thanksgiving" for English colonists in 1621?
  • What was a "thanksgiving" for Wampanoag and other Native peoples in the region in 1621?
  • How did life change for the Wampanoag and other Native peoples after the Mayflower arrived?
  • Why is the Plimoth feast of 1621 called "the first Thanksgiving"?
  • How and when did Thanksgiving become a national holiday?
  • Why do people in the United States celebrate Thanksgiving today?
  • Do other countries have a Thanksgiving holiday?
  • Do Native peoples celebrate Thanksgiving?
  • What are holidays that honor Native history?
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 2–5—A welcome addition to the picture book history collection. Newell is a member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe; Nelson is a member of the Leech Lake Band of Minnesota Chippewa. Together they provide an account of the arrival of the of English colonists to the shores of North America in a region where the Wampanoag, the People of the First Light, had been living for thousands of years. Providing alternating information from the perspectives of the Wampanoag (and other tribes and nations) and European colonists offers a more comprensive, full-circle look at these events and their devastating aftermath. The text does a remarkable job of giving larger context to the complexity of Indigenous life prior to colonization as well as the difference between the cultures regarding concepts such as land ownership and environmental stewardship. The author covers events through the creation of the holiday called Thanksgiving today and how other cultures give thanks, including a discussion of Indigenous Peoples' Day. Use of the present tense makes it clear that Wampanoag are still here and that the story of the U.S. is not yet finished; to better understand the past is to create a more equitable and inclusive future. VERDICT This essential book should replace many established titles on the shelves; it never shies away from pitting hard history against a mythology that is not helpful to students living in the 21st century.—John Scott, Baltimore County P.S. Copyright 2021 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Carefully crafted to explore both sides of the event known as the first Thanksgiving, a multi-award-winning museum professional delves into the feast at Plimoth and the history leading up to it. Simultaneous. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

What do you know about the thanksgiving feast at Plimoth? What if you lived in a different time and place? What would you wear? What would you eat? How would your daily life be different?Scholastic's If You Lived... series answers all of kids' most important questions about events in American history. With a question and answer format, kid-friendly artwork, and engaging information, this series is the perfect partner for the classroom and for history-loving readers.What if you lived when the English colonists and the Wampanoag people shared a feast at Plimoth? What would you have worn? What would you have eaten? What was the true story of the feast that we now know as the first Thanksgiving and how did it become a national holiday?Chris Newell answers all these questions and more in this comprehensive dive into the feast at Plimoth and the history leading up to it. Carefully crafted to explore both sides of this historical event, this book is a great choice for Thanksgiving units, and for teaching children about this popular holiday.