Students Will Value and Practice Gratitude In Their Lives Which Will Increase Their Self-Esteem and Happiness In Living. Have you ever wondered where the tradition of the American Thanksgiving began? This lesson is focused on the power of the written word. Sarah Hales’ letters and President Lincoln’s pivotal speeches and proclamations in the year 1863 teach students that in the midst of American tragedy, having an attitude of gratitude united our nation. Teaching gratitude with resources and stories from American history will unite your classroom and inspire them to become superheroes of giving thanks.
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