Have you ever heard of Sarah Hale?? Chances are, you have not... this is my favorite part of the "history" or lesson behind Thanksgiving. I loved reading this story to my class and was shocked myself, because I never knew about this woman until a few days ago! My students had never heard of her either...
Sarah Josepha Buell Hale (October 24, 1788 - April 30, 1879) was an American writer and an influential editor. She is the author of the nursery rhyme"Mary Had a Little Lamb". She famously campaigned for the creation of the American holiday known as Thanksgiving, and for the completion of the Bunker Hill Monument.
I just wanted to share the highlight of my Thanksgiving week so far!