A gentle reminder ...

The goal of this blog initially was for Mr. Mc to show his students and friends what he doing while in Pennsylvania and DC in 2011. Now it's being used as a place for him, travelling colleagues and former students to discuss edumacation and history related "stuff" as well as ... well, anything which pops into his head. Mr. Mc would never knowingly embarrass either the school he loves or the family he is devoted to. By joining in the discussion, he expects the same of you.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

eel ... its what's for Thanksgiving dinner!

http://youtu.be/haJzFXmmroo

The link above is an interview with Kenneth C. Davis (I Don't Know Much About ... series) on the CBS morning show yesterday. Morning show interviews tend to suck the life out of a subject but this one is okay (ignore Gail King and pretend its just Davis and Charlie Rose and it gets better). We start our school year talking about the Mayflower Compact, The truth about Plimoth Rock, the difference betweeen The Separatist Pilgrims and the Puritans as well as the complexities of the English-Native American relationships so we don't really spend any time on Thanksgiving at Thanksgiving, to be honest. But thought Davis' take was interesting.

The link below is Plimoth Plantation, the living history site devoted to the Pilgrims and Puritans. It has Bradford's journal entry on the event.

http://www.plimoth.org/learn/MRL/read/thanksgiving-history



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