As Canadians, we know that Thanksgiving falls on the second Monday of October every year since 1957. On this day, we express our gratitude for the people and things in life. However, the second Monday of October does not reflect the long and complicated history Canada has with the act giving thanks. Indigenous peoples celebrated the end of the harvest for many years before European colonizers arrives. We know Thanksgiving in Canada from the colonizer's perspective, not the Indigenous perspective.
This year and last year, Miss Champagne has taught a lesson on Thanksgiving and Indigenous History by exploring cultural traditions and Indigenous lands. Download this lesson for free on Teachers Pay Teachers and follow us on Instagram for more updates on special lessons.