Decolonizing Your Thanksgiving Curriculum - Webinar Workshop - 2nd offering

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Time: 3:30PM-5:00PM
Event Type: 
Educator Workshop
Location: virtual
Fee: Free

What is Thanksgiving? How did it evolve into the holiday we observe today?

Join us as we dig into primary sources, multiple perspectives and regional resources to co-construct a fuller understanding of the myths and truths of the Thanksgiving story.

Together we will take a critical look at what we know, don’t know, and how we teach about Thanksgiving.

Expect to leave this webinar-workshop with tools, resources and activities you can adapt for your classroom that push us all beyond roast turkey, pumpkin pie, pilgrims and friendly Indians. There is something for every teacher in this webinar, although upper elementary and middle level educators may find the content most appropriate for their practice.


  • Judy Dow, Abenaki educator, artist and activist.
  • Aimee Arandia Østensen, professional learning facilitator, Shelburne Farms.
  • Emily Hoyler, UVM Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education.
  • Jeanie Phillips, UVM Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education.

This webinar is provided at no cost to participants.
To request accommodations, please contact Audrey Homan at [email protected] or (802) 656-2641.

Also offered on Wednesday, November 4, 3:00-4:30PM - find registration details here.

The webinar is offered in partnership  UVM Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education, Vermont Learning for the Future, and Shelburne Farms.

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