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One needs only to view this sample curriculum from the CFL to dispel any doubt that revisionist history is taking place. This sample curriculum fulfills the Profile of Learning mandates (thus fulfilling the federal mandates of Goals 2000) and is all about attitudes, values, and beliefs.
The rationale of this curriculum, which fulfills Profile of Learning requirements is stated as follows:
For generations, misinformation and stereotyping have been promoted in curricula such as textbooks, periodicals and media; therefore, it is important that students have access to up-to-date and accurate information about American Indians. Examples include topics such as the Bering Strait Theory, the Columbus Encounter and the First Thanksgiving. Learning accurate information will assist students in becoming purposeful thinkers and self-directed learners.
View this entire 36-page report as a .pdf from the CFL's website
Part 1: Profile and Curriculum Connection
Part 2: Course Overview
Part 3: Correcting Misinformation - Primary Lesson
Primary students reveal through discussions and activities that they understand that many cultures have thanksgiving celebrations. Students also realize the reality of European contact with American Indians. They are aware that contact was not always a positive experience as is sometimes presented in stories of the first Thanksgiving in which American Indians and Pilgrims are shown happily sharing a meal together.