by Chuck Larsen 1986

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "The Plymouth Thanksgiving Story" by Chuck Larsen.

Native American author Chuck Larsen adds key details that are missing from story of the "First Thanksgiving."

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America and Prejudice & Discrimination as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How has America changed over time?" and "How does prejudice emerge?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this essay at home:
    • What was "The Plymouth Thanksgiving Story" about?
    • What did you learn about America?
    • What did you learn about Prejudice & Discrimination?
  • Watch the following clips with your child at home: