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First Name Basis Podcast

Nov 21, 2019

So now that you know the untold story of Thanksgiving how in the world do you teach your children about it!? Don’t worry one bit friend, I have 4 concrete things you can do to make sure you are being honest and inclusive this fall!

1-Tell the real story of Thanksgiving 

I shared everything I know in last week’s episode “The Untold Story of Thanksgiving,” listen here. 

2-Share resources with your child’s teacher 

Download a free resource guide to send to the sweet soul who teaches your little one each day here

3-Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month and there are so many great ways to celebrate:

Some books I recommend:

Tradition & Culture 

Jingle Dancer by Cynthis Leitich Smith

Bowwow Powwow by Brenda J. Child


A story of gratitude 

Thanks to the Animals by Allen J Sockabasin


Hardship faced by the Native community 

When I was Eight by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton 

When we were Alone by David Robertson 


4- Research harvest festivals around the world 

Download our free e-book to learn about different harvest festivals from across the globe with your children 


Song Credit: “Away” by Geographer and “Beach Disco” by Dougie Wood