STORY OF THANKSGIVING The story of Thanksgiving starts with the Pilgrims. The Pilgrims were people who left England and came to America in 1620, because they wanted to practice their religion freely. religion: 宗教 belief in a god or gods
STORY OF THANKSGIVING The Pilgrims did not know how to grow food and how to hunt in America. They also did not know how to build strong homes. They were very cold.
STORY OF THANKSGIVING Over half of the Pilgrims died in the winter of 1620, because they did not know how to survive in America. survive = to continue to live
STORY OF THANKSGIVING The Native Americans are people who lived in America before anyone else. In the spring of 1621 some Native Americans started to help the Pilgrims grow food and make homes.
STORY OF THANKSGIVING The Native Americans showed the Pilgrims how to grow: pumpkin, squash and corn.
STORY OF THANKSGIVING The Native Americans also showed the Pilgrims how to hunt turkey.
STORY OF THANKSGIVING In the fall of 1621 the Pilgrims had a lot of food to help them survive the next winter.
STORY OF THANKSGIVING The Pilgrims wanted to give thanks to the Native Americans for their help. They shared their food with the Native Americans at a big meal – the first Thanksgiving celebration!
True or False? 1. Religion is a belief in a ghost or ghosts. 2. To survive means to continue to live. 3. The people who left England in 1620 and came to America were called the Patriots. 4. The Native Americans showed the Pilgrims how to grow pumpkin, beans and corn. 5. The Native Americans showed the Pilgrims how to hunt turkey.
True or False? 1. People eat mostly beef for Thanksgiving. 2. People come together mostly with their friends for Thanksgiving. 3. At the Thanksgiving meal people say what they are thankful and grateful for in their lives.
1.Work with a partner. 2.Ask your partner questions. 3.Listen to your partner’s answers and take notes. 4.Answer your partner’s questions. 5.Tell the class about your partner. YOUR TURN!
Thanksgiving Discussion Directions: Find out three things your partner is thankful or grateful for. Why? Questions: What is one thing you are thankful for in your life? Why? What is something else you are grateful for? Why? What is one more thing you are thankful for in your life? Why? Answers: I am thankful for ____________ because ______________. I am grateful for ____________ because ______________. I am also thankful for __________ because ____________.
Thanksgiving Presentation 1.Tell us your partner’s name. This is my partner ___________. 2.Tell us two or three things your partner is thankful or grateful for. -He/she is thankful for ____________________ because ____________________________________________. -He/she is grateful for ____________________ because ____________________________________________. -He/she is also thankful for ________________ because ____________________________________________.
Let’s REVIEW What is Thanksgiving? A celebration that started when ____________ invited _______________ to have a big meal together. The ___________ did this because the __________________ showed them how to _________ in America. Today people celebrate the holiday by coming together with their ___________, having a big meal and saying what they are __________ for in their lives.