Thanksgiving History, Culture, and Food


What’s it about?

Thanksgiving is the annual national holiday in the United States and Canada. It’s one of the biggest holiday celebrations in the country. We spend this time with family and be thankful for the past year.

On the other hand, it’s the National Day of Mourning for Indigenous peoples. Join Paige and Ploy to learn about the Thanksgiving history and culture of this American holiday. It’s also much more than just a celebration; it’s the day of reflection.

Paige will also share about her ancestor who came to America on the Mayflower. This session will be interactive and will incorporate quizzes and interactive games. We will share how each family celebrates. Ploy will talk about the food we serve during the Thanksgiving dinner. We will finish our session with a fun talk about Black Friday and international “Black Friday”.

Who’s telling the story?

Paige was a public school teacher and reading specialist before turning to online teaching. Pedagogy (teaching methods and practice) is her specialty. She lives in Maryland and has her own business to help independent teachers deliver high-quality lessons that create loyal clients.

Ploy Khunisorn is the Director of Educational Programs of CommonWealth Kitchen in Boston, MA. Originally from Thailand, Ploy moved to Boston for her master’s degrees at Harvard University. Passionate about traveling and learning, she believes we travel not to explore the world but to explore ourselves. Today she combines her passion for travel and love for food through teaching cuisines of the world. Instagram: @ployskitchen