How to Weave History into Thanksgiving Traditions for Families
I am really excited to be sharing about Thanksgiving over at Lessons From Home! It is a wonderful American holiday, steeped in a beautiful history and meaningful tradition.
We live in a world of revisionist, cynical history, and it’s often difficult to find accurate resources about Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims, and their life in the Old World and the New. So I’d like to help you by sharing a list of great books to read with your family, as well as some traditions that really illustrate the history in a memorable way.
Our Pilgrim forefathers were devout Christians who wanted to worship God freely. They were humble and devout, and their influence on America lasted for many generations. So for me, this holiday has nothing to do with turkeys (except the one at the dinner table), but is all about God’s faithfulness to His children, and confirms the idea that we were truly founded on biblical principles.
I’ve compiled some great ideas to make this holiday more than just turkey and dressing. You’ll find my favorite book recommendations, family bonding activities, and historical reminders that make it special!
History is my passion, and Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, so I have more to share! Be sure to check out my related posts:
Reclaiming History from Revisionists: The Pilgrims – Shattering myths and understanding how history has been revised and “updated,” this post will show you the bias so rampant in schools and textbooks today. What you thought you knew about the Pilgrims may be all wrong…
What the Pilgrims Did: Did you know that the Pilgrims were radical in their parenting? They had a list of reasons for leaving Holland in search of freedom, and one of the main reasons was the hearts and souls of their children…
The Twisted History of Christopher Columbus: Speaking of misunderstood and grossly abused historical characters, let’s talk about the real Christopher Columbus…
While you’re here, visit my Knowledge Keepers Bookstore! In it you’ll find the books and the stories that have shaped this great country, the books that influenced our founders and our ancestors, the books that Americans have mostly ignored or never heard of, but the good books that we should all read and protect. Join me in saving Western Civilization, one book at a time!