In the Season of | Thanksgiving

$29.95 (or 1 Credit)

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This unit will only be available during the holiday season!

With this limited edition bonus unit, you receive:

  • ~12 lessons
  • ALL journals 
    • pre-reader to adult!
    • specifically choreographed to be used together
    • Just download, use on any device (or print, if desired) and go!
  • Downloads appear immediately after purchase and can also be accessed through an account page, if desired
  • You get to keep your products forever, to be reused over and over again as the children grow
Our Thanksgiving unit falls in line with the rest of our holiday units in its style that our customers love. It is taught through a 100% living book format and has a high historical focus (think of how we did Independence Day, etc). Your family will be brought to the time period and see events unfolding through the characters’ eyes themselves. History and present day collide in an incredible story that makes you want to celebrate Thanksgiving like you never have before. It is captivating; it is meaningful; it will also bring you back to your roots and remind you what Americans celebrate every year. We have a unique twist on this story line that we think you will love, and we can’t wait to share it!

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Are you ready for a unit that will deepen the character of your children?  That will bring them into a whole new world of history where they feel connected and not only want to learn more, but they want to grow into better individuals?  Do you want to see gratitude and understanding like they’ve never had before when it comes to our own nation’s history and Thanksgiving?  And… do you want it all disguised in a way that they don’t even realize they’re learning (but they think they’re just having fun)?  Then YOU WANT THIS UNIT.

Just a FEW of the concepts and learning that are covered by our utilization of over 40 PRIMARY sources (while keeping it INCREDIBLY fun and engaging) include: Pequot Natives and their ways, Narragansett Natives, Wampanoag, Mohawk, Mohegan…living off the land, the actual writings of the treaty with Massasoit, the journal entries of the Pilgrims, the terms of the hostage swap, the feud between Tisquantum and Massasoit,  the Mayflower (as recorded by the Pilgrims, not modern history books), the feast!, the difference between Separatists/Puritans/Pilgrims, King James and the Church of England, the Netherlands, the Speedwell, John Oldham, rich culture, Captain Stone, the styles of Pilgrim (and Native) homes and how they were made, a really incredible twist (we won’t spoil it), weir fishing, John Carver, the Winslow family (governors of Plymouth)… basically, the list goes on (and on) and includes all things “Thanksgiving.”

…And the unit never once feels like a history book.  The richness of this unit and the depth of information included are unmatched as far as we have ever found in a unit study.  And yes, we carry you all the way through to the actual Thanksgiving proclamation by Abraham Lincoln.

PS: It’s filled with hands-on activity options (OPTIONAL) to reinforce the lesson in a fun way.  It has a few recipes, as well, with games and amazing Think Tanks and Faith Talks.  And, it’s still open-and-go (pre-reader lessons may require some prep, though, as is usual with that age).

We also set it up in such a way that those who want to end at happy ending may do so; those who want to continue on may do so.  This way, each family may customize it to fit THEIR family (setting aside even deeper learning for future years) and will still be teaching the truth based on primary sources.

As the unit already covered social studies, geography, and history, our Core Connections also bring in science/health and language arts in a way that ties directly into each lesson.

We think you are absolutely going to love it!

**Of note: any point in history where there are “debates” over what happened, we will provide the information from both points of view so as to allow the parent to take it in their desired direction; all of our sources will be primary sources.**


“IN THE SEASON OF | THANKSGIVING”:  Description above
“IN THE SEASON OF | GIVING THANKS” : This unit is more of a Fall and Gratitude Unit Study. You will be making new family traditions, embracing old and almost-forgotten ones, experiencing native traditions, sharing secret codes… there will be poems, music, recipes…and plenty of things for dads, as well. Plus, moms get a Thanksgiving planner built right in! We will be learning new bits of history while embracing the fall chill in the air, cuddled up with pumpkin lattes, and dreaming of marshmallow-covered sweet potatoes… Most importantly, you will be growing closer together as a family while refocusing your attention on the one who deserves gratitude the most: Jesus. You’ll have moments of laughter, moments of sharing, and moments of gratitude. The true meaning of the holiday is the focus of this unit: THANKSgiving.
•Both will be ~12 lessons
•Both units could be done independently or together…or one after the other… 🙂
•In the Season of | Giving Thanks has a goal of the family completing it by Thanksgiving day (only because there are some traditions and gratitude prompts that will be done on Thanksgiving day, and the Thanksgiving planner is for that actual holiday, etc).
•In the Season of | Thanksgiving could be continued past Thanksgiving, if that was your desire
•Both units compliment each other 100%.
•Neither unit will be available after the holiday (until the following year)
•Both units will be split into three age groups instead of five (as we do for all holiday and mini units): Advanced Learner (high school and adult), Growing Learner (3rd – 8th), Early Learner (pre-reader to 2nd).
•”In the Season of Thanksgiving” will have Core Connections; “In the Season of Giving Thanks” will not