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    The Noble Goals of a Late ‘50s Thanksgiving Lesson Plan

    As part of our Thanksgiving 2019 series, Dr. Terry Stoops published a research brief on the Thanksgiving Day lessons of teachers’ past. Stoops writes: In 1959, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction published “Observance of Special Days,” a guide to celebrating the holidays in the state’s public schools. …
    Brenee Goforth, November 22, 2019
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    Market-Made Mock Meats

    This week, JLF’s Joe Coletti published a research brief as part of our Thanksgiving 2019 series. Coletti’s piece focused on the influx of mock meats into the food market in recent years. Coletti writes: Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat are the most notable entrants in the race to make a…
    Brenee Goforth, November 21, 2019
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    Colonial Health Care

    As we head toward Thanksgiving, JLF’s Jordan Roberts has published a research brief on the health care to which the pilgrims would have had access. Roberts explains: The patrons on board the Mayflower had two resources at their disposal. The first was a medical book, The Surgeon’s Mate: The First Compendium…
    Brenee Goforth, November 20, 2019
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    The Year of Two Thanksgivings

    This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders published a research brief on the unintended consequences of changing the date of Thanksgiving in 1939. Sanders writes: As strange as this sounds to 21st-century ears, back then the Christmas shopping season didn’t start till after Thanksgiving…Since the calendar date of Thanksgiving changed while that of Christmas…
    Brenee Goforth, November 18, 2019