Chat with us, powered by LiveChat Halito and welcome to the module #14 assignment. In our shortened module this week we are going to be practicing historical thinking by looking at the holiday of Thanksgiving. - Essayabode

Halito and welcome to the module #14 assignment. In our shortened module this week we are going to be practicing historical thinking by looking at the holiday of Thanksgiving.

 

The Thanksgiving holiday has a long and complicated place in United States history, however, it is often presented to the American people as a simple narrative and more importantly as a story we have been telling since the arrival of Europeans in the Western Hemisphere.

 

For this week’s assignment, review the list of sources below and determine which of these sources you find most credible. Then use at least two of the sources below, plus one additional source that you locate on your own to answer the following prompt:

 

The Thanksgiving holiday might be viewed as having both negative and positive aspects in establishing ideas of American identity: In what way is the holiday a negative? How might it likewise be viewed as positive? And given these differing positions, what do we do with this holiday, how should we celebrate it? (400 words)

 

Be sure to include a works cited so we know which sources you are working with.