A blog following teacher Aaron Jura as he plans engaging, yet relevant English Language Arts content for High School students in New Orleans, LA.
Seeing as I just finished up a Colonial North America course for my Masters in American History I thought it would be a good time to share some Thanksgiving history. See links below. But, I also wanted to stop by and say how thankful I am for my students, colleagues, and administration who make everyday a good day (usually).
Overall, I think this holiday has really gotten away from us. The overindulgent natural of pigging out on a variety of mushy foods with different flavors -- and yet all the same texture. Along with the overly indulgent Black Friday sales where you buy things you don't need because they are a "bargain." I think the pilgrims and puritans alike would hate our modern interpretation of Thanksgiving.
Mr. J is a high school teacher in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. J believes in the power of educators to help children and families achieve. Follow his blog for tips and techniques to keep engagement high and student achievement at the forefront.