Goals SWBAT express understanding of the traditional story behind Thanksgiving SWBAT understand vocabulary related to Thanksgiving SWBAT recognize and correctly use the past tense “-ed” suffix
Table of Contents The Story Vocabulary Test Yourself! Past Tense Practice
The Traditional Story In 1620, on board the Mayflower, the English pilgrims that wanted to remain faithful to their religion, and not to adopt the one of the king of England, embarked for America. They arrived on American soil in December 1620, in the winter, and very few among them survived, because they could not grow plants during that season. Fortunately for the rest, a Native American named Samoset taught them how to cultivate the earth and gave them some grains of corn to sow. In November 1621, the harvest was very good and the pilgrims celebrated it with the Native Americans.
The Holiday To celebrate the memory of these pilgrims and to give thanks to the Native Americans for allowing them to live and prosper, Thanksgiving Day became a national holiday. It takes place on the last Thursday in November each year. Since this time the traditional meal of Thanksgiving consists of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie for dessert.
Vocabulary Faithful Loyal, true WordMeaning Embark To plant a seed Sow Celebrate Prosper To leave on a trip To use land to grow plants Cultivate To do something fun for an event To succeed or live well
Test Yourself! What was the name of the boat that brought the first pilgrims to America? The titanic The Mayflower The Yellow Submarine Rosebud No! Yes!
Test Yourself! What year did the pilgrims arrive in America? 1945 1515 1620 1996 No! Yes!
Test Yourself! What was the name of the Native American who helped the pilgrims? Yakari Samoset Geronimo Pocahontas No! Yes!
Test Yourself! What plant did the pilgrims grow with the help of the Native Americans? Barley Oat Wheat Corn No! Yes!
Test Yourself! Which Thursday in November was chosen to be the national holiday of Thanksgiving? The last The second-to-last The second The first No! Yes!
Test Yourself! What is the traditional meat served on Thanksgiving Day? Turkey Duck Chicken Pork No! Yes!
Past Tense Practice To use a verb when talking about the past, you can sometimes add “ed” to the end of the verb. Which of the following is correct? The pilgrims arrived in 1620. The pilgrimsed arrive in 1620. The pilgrims arrive ined 1620 The pilgrims arrive in 1620ed.
Past Tense Practice Choose the correct sentence. Samoset help the pilgrims to growed corn. Samoset help the pilgrims to grow corned. Samoset helped the pilgrims to grow corn. Samoset helping the pilgrims to grow corn.
Past Tense Practice Choose the correct sentence. The pilgrims celebrate with the Natived Americans. The pilgrims celebrated with the Native Americans. The pilgrims was celebrate with the Native Americans. The pilgrims celebrating with the Native Americans.