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Feasting on history

Oklahoma City metro-area students celebrate Thanksgiving by learning the history of the holiday.
Oklahoman Published: November 24, 2011

Prekindergarten students partnered with fourth-grade “buddies” to learn about the history of Thanksgiving by dressing as Pilgrims and Indians and enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal in the cafeteria of Cleveland Bailey Elementary School in Midwest City on Monday. Prekindergarten teacher Linda Curry has been organizing and hosting this meal for her students at the school for at least 18 years. Food was provided by teachers and parents of pre-K students. The children were served ham and turkey with dressing, green beans, sweet potato casserole, rolls and an assortment of desserts. The pre-K students dressed as Pilgrims; many of the fourth-grade students wore a feather headband and portrayed the American Indians present at America's first Thanksgiving meal.

On Tuesday, kindergarten students at Rancho Village Elementary School in southwest Oklahoma City dressed as Pilgrims and Indians and ate butter they made in their classrooms. They also feasted on bread, celery and popcorn, which they made in the cafeteria.