Reframing Thanksgiving: helping young kids honor the Indigenous narrative

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from researching the history of Thanksgiving, it’s that more misconceptions abound than I realized. These misconceptions and oversimplifications (usually) taught in childhood are frequently left unchecked as children grow into adults. My 6 year old has already had his toes dipped in the romanticized Thanksgiving story. He already knows …

Viral For All The Right Reasons

“We need to talk about race. Why are people angry? Why so upset? Didn’t we elect a black president? Pass civil rights laws? Isn’t racism illegal now?” These are the words that begin Phil Vischer’s (now viral) video, “Race in America. It’s candid and mind-blowing. But mind-blowing doesn’t always mean viral. What made this one …