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Tradition is remarkably important, especially for children. Without ritual, holidays lose their meaning.

Tradition is remarkably important, especially for children. Without ritual, holidays lose their meaning.

Prayer of Thanksgiving -

The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth, 1914 by Jennie A. Brownscombe - oil on canvas. This painting is located at the Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Aaron Huey - Journalist Exposes Injustice. There's A Compassionate Message We Should All Heed. For We Are A Nation Without Compassion, Being Destroyed By The Same Greed On Which We Founded This Country.

A Journalist Went Near Mount Rushmore To Take Some Photos. What He Found Changed His Life Forever.

Aaron Huey's effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people -- appalling, and largely ignored -- compelled him to refocus.

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Colonization is settling and colonizing over a group of indigenous people of an area. During the century England, France, and Spain, and the Netherlands used colonization in North America.

compact.  The Mayflower Compact was signed by all of the Pilgrims in 1620 to codify the rights and responsibilities of all aboard the Mayflower.

The Signing of the Mayflower Compact 1620 (pinner's ancestor William Brewster!

17th Century Village at Plimoth Plantation - Plymouth, Massachusetts

17 Century Village at Plimoth Plantation - Plymouth, Massachusetts

Plimouth Plantation in Plymouth, MA.  So much fun taking a step back into our country's history.....some original artifacts were used as props!

Plimoth Plantation

Plymouth Plantation, where the original Pilgrims lived.

"The Trail of Tears" was the forced relocation and movement of Native American nations from southeastern parts of the present-day United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. It has been described as an act of genocide. The phrase originated from a description of the removal of the Choctaw Nation in 1831. Many Native Americans suffered from exposure, disease, and starvation while on route to their destinations, and many died, including 4,000 of the 15,000 relocated Cherokee.

'Never Forget - The Native American Genocides

American Holocaust - One Hundred Million Native Americans Killed.

Thanksgiving Through Time: 1950's - Old Photo Archive, NY Times Article, Marilyn Monroe.  Many didn't know Marilyn was an avid cook & known for her recipes.

Happy Thanksgiving from Marilyn Monroe & the turkey.

A glimpse of teenage life in ancient Rome - Ray Laurence, via YouTube.

Welcome to the world of Lucius Popidius Secundus, a old living in Rome in 73 AD. His life is a typical one of arranged marriages, coming-of-age

Teach science literacy the Britannica way with these ready-to-use annotation activities for science classes of all levels.

How do you read like a scientist?

Pilgrims: First Winter, 1620 Photograph by Granger

Pilgrims: First Winter, 1620 Photograph by Granger

How was it for the Pilgrims in 1620?

Hardships Faced by those on the Mayflower

The pilgrims/Mayflower segment from the classic Epcot show 'American Adventure'.

Women in Ancient Rome

The Athenaeum - Gallo-Roman Women (Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema - )

Vintage Thanksgiving Day Postcards

Turkey Pulling Child on Pumpkin Vintage Thanksgiving Postcard