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Purpose: Textbooks have always touched on Native Americans and their relations with the Pilgrims, often in the story of the First Thanksgiving, usually addressing how the Pilgrims came here in the Mayflower. However, the order in which this information has been presented to students has left many confused on the topic.


In this website, it is not what is being left out or what information needs to be included but how we are teaching the information we already have. The order in which teacher's are teaching the students this information is part of the problem in the student's thinking that Pilgrims were indeed the first ones here. When teaching this time in history, we just need to re-order our teaching to be more chronological than jumping from one time to another in order to give our students a better understanding of who was "first."