In our family, Thanksgiving is all about gratitude and togetherness; a celebration of family and all of the things we are so fortunate to have. It is not a misguided (whether maliciously or not) history lesson, and it does not focus on untruths, or the fairytale transformation of violence into friendship, as the Thanksgiving of my childhood school days did–and that of so many other children’s do. The falsehoods that I learned–indeed, that I was tested on and forced to memorize–were some of the first nudges toward homeschooling that I felt as a teenager. Here is what I think about them today.
IDEA: Institute for Democratic Education in America
The Stirrings of Subversion