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1 Thanksgiving Day

2 History of American Thanksgiving

3 The Pilgrims sailed to America from Plymouth, England. The name of their ship was the “Mayflower”.

4 They landed at Plymouth Rock. The Native American Indians lived in America before the Pilgrims arrived.

5 The Indians taught the Pilgrims how to survive in America.

6 The Pilgrims were thankful and decided to celebrate with a Thanksgiving feast. They invited their Indian friends to share this feast.

7 1. When did the Pilgrims come to America?
Quiz in Numbers 1. When did the Pilgrims come to America? A. 1492 B. 1620 C. 1721

8 2. How many passengers came on the Mayflower?
90 B. 102 C. 200 3. How many days did the voyage last? A. 36 B. 46 C. 66

9 4. The Pilgrims lost ... of the original 102 who sailed
on the Mayflower. A. 30 B. 28 C. 46 5. How many Indians helped the Pilgrims survive? A. 50 B. 90 C. 68

10 6. When did the colonists have their first
Thanksgiving Day? A. 1621 in autumn of B. in summer of 1621 C. in autumn of 1622 7. The feast lasted ... days. A. three C. four B. two

11 8. For ... years there was no fighting between
Pilgrims and the Indians. A. 35 B. 43 C. 55 9. The first "Thanksgiving" feast was not repeated the following year. It wasn't until ... A. 1676 June of B. June of 1670 C. July of 1686

12 10. When do people celebrate Thanksgiving Day
nowadays? A. the first Thursday in November B. the third Thursday in November C. the fourth Thursday in November

13 Symbols of Thanksgiving Day
The cranberry is a small sour berry. It grows in bogs. Originally called crane berry, it got its name from its pink blossoms and drooping head which reminded the pilgrim of a crane. The name was later changed to a Cranberry. Pilgrims soon found out a way to sweeten the bitten cranberries with maple sugar. Sweet-sour cranberry sauce or cranberry jelly was on the first Thanksgiving table and it is served today. The Indians used the juice to dye their rugs and blankets. They taught the colonists how to cook the berries with the sweetener and water to make a sauce. Pumpkins and 'Pumpkin Pies' are a Thanksgiving favourite for about 400 years. Pilgrims probably made a pumpkin dish sweetened with honey or syrup. Pumpkin leaves were also used as salads. The use of corn meant the survival of the colonists. Beans are a special symbol of Thanksgiving too. Native Americans taught the pilgrims to grow beans next to cornstalks. Turkey – is an American native first domesticated bird. It is a traditional dish on Thanksgiving tables. Cornucopia is the most common symbol of a harvest festival. A Horn shaped container, it is filled with abundance of the Earth's harvest. It is also known as the “horn of plenty”. The traditional cornucopia was a curved goat's horn filled to brim with fruits and grains.

14 The Recipe of Stuffed Turkey
Put it on a frying pan and cover with foil. Eat it with beans and vegetables. Put the turkey into a hot oven and roast for hours. Sprinkle the turkey with salt and pepper. Make a stuffing from the green vegetables and apples. Take a big, quite fat turkey and wash it.

15 Thanksgiving Grace

16 1. What kind of key has legs, but can't open doors?
Riddles 1. What kind of key has legs, but can't open doors? A tur key

17 2. Why didn't the turkey finish his dessert?
Because he was stuffed!

18 3. What happened to the turkey who got into a fight?
He got the stuffing knocked out of him.

19 4. Why was the turkey the drummer in the band?
Because he had the drumsticks.

20 5. When the pilgrims landed, where did they stand?
On their feet.

21 6. What kind of music did the Pilgrims like?
Plymouth Rock

22 7. If the Pilgrims were stil alive today, what would
be famouse for? Their age

23 8. What are you thankful for on Thanksgiving?
I am thankful that I'm not a turkey

24 Games on Thanksgiving

25 Thanksgiving nowadays


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