We here at Silverdale Press love presidential libraries. We also love the holidays. We also love primary sources. Combine all three, and we're over the moon!
That's why this week, we wanted to share a fantastic resource as you prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving in your homeschools. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library has a great collection of documents online about the 1939 Thanksgiving debacle. This was the year Americans celebrated two Thanksgivings. Check out the link to learn more.
After you've examined one or more of the primary sources, apply these helpful document analysis worksheets from the National Archives.
Want to learn more? The 1939 Thanksgiving debacle is just one slice of America's Thanksgiving history. For a more comprehensive study, including presidents and primary sources, check out our White House Holidays: Thanksgiving Unit Study.