Presentation on theme: "There is one day a year when all Americans stay home with their families and have a big dinner. It is Thanksgiving Day. It is the time when people give."— Presentation transcript:
There is one day a year when all Americans stay home with their families and have a big dinner. It is Thanksgiving Day. It is the time when people give thanks to God for the harvest.
We tell the story old and true Of how they sailed across the blue, And found a new land to be free And build their homes quite near the sea.
The pilgrims came across the sea. And never thought of you and me. And yet it’s very strange the way We think of them Thanksgiving Day. In the hope of a better life, they decided to move out to America. They sailed to a new continent on board the ship “Mayflower”.
Thanksgiving started about 350 years ago with the Pilgrims in the fall of On the16th of September, 1620, a small ship called the Mayflower, carrying 102 passengers, sailed west. They were looking for religious freedom.
“Michael, row the boat ashore”
There were people living in America before the pilgrims arrived. These people were the Native American Indians. The Indians began settling in America about 25,000 years ago. They hunted, fished, and farmed to survive. There were many groups, or tribes, and each had its own customs and beliefs.
Greet North American Indians Greet North American Indians and the chief of the Wampanoag tribe- Massasoit
On November 11, 1620, the Mayflower reached North America.. Only in December the pilgrims found a harbor which became the site of the town they named Plymouth. They had arrived too late in the year, so their first winter was very difficult. Without fresh food many of Pilgrims died.
“Home on the range” Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam Where the deer and the antelope play Where seldom is heard a discouraging word And the skies are not cloudy all day Home, home on the range Where the deer and the antelope play Where seldom is heard a discouraging word And the skies are not cloudy all day How often at night where the heavens are bright With the light of the glittering stars Have I stood there amazed and asked as I gazed If their glory exceeds that of ours
The following spring the Indians taught them how to hunt, fish, plant and survive in America.
After a successful harvest of 1621, Governor William Bradley decided to hold a special Thanksgiving feast and invited the Indian chief Massosoit and ninety Indian braves to attend “We are thankful”
Over the river and through the wood, To grandmother’s house we go. The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh Through white and drifted snow. Over the river and through the woods, Oh, how the wind does blow, Hooray for the fun is the pudding done, Hurray for the pumpkin pie. “Over the river and through the wood”
Dance of COWBOY GIRLS Dance of COWBOY GIRLS
Nowadays Americans still celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the fall. And Turkey is still the main dish and pumpkin pie is the most popular. Turkeys Dance
Thanksgiving Parade is an important tradition. It was first held in the year The Parade is famously known for its policy of going on under any condition; be it rain or shine.
Cranberry, is a symbol of thanksgiving. Pilgrims found out a way to sweeten the bitten cranberries with maple sugar. Since that time cranberry sauce is a permanent companion of turkey during thanksgiving feast.
Native Americans taught the pilgrims to grow corns, potatoes, beans. That’s why they became symbols of Thanksgiving, too.
On Thanksgiving Day people decorate their homes with wreaths, fresh and dried flowers.
They also send pretty Thank You cards or beautiful Thanksgiving Day Gifts to people who had done something good for them.