We were able to travel to Portsmouth's Strawbery Banke to learn more about Thanksgiving over the years. Several homes were open with interpreters. As we knocked on the different doors, we were met by people of different time periods. While visiting, we got a sense of what Thanksgiving was like for the family.
We also learned about some of the chores that children had to accomplish many years ago. The students got to try some of the chores, including grating cinnamon, weighing goods, stringing vegetables to dry near the fireplace and preparing charity baskets. They also made a corn husk doll to take home.