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About Thanksgiving

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Knowing about Thanksgiving - activity 1
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Age: 12-17
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Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
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Knowing about Thanksgiving - activity 2
Level: elementary
Age: 12-17
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Knowing about Thanksgiving - activity 3
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Age: 12-17
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10 Crazy facts about Thanksgiving Day
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Age: 10-100
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Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
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"About Thanksgiving"

����� When people think of Thanksgiving, remember the story of the Pilgrims and

the��Indians at Plymouth Rock. The Pilgrims first arrived in America on December 11 , 1620. They weren't�prepared for the winter.From the 102 pilgrims�who arrived on the Mayflower, forty-six died during the first few months.� They had problems but they tried to have�a good harvest,�with the help�of the Indians who lived near.
I.Write True or False.
1. The Indians arrived at Plymouth Rock.���
2. The Pilgims arrived in America on December 12th.��
3. There were 102 pilgrims on the Mayflower.��
4. Forty-six pilgrims died during the first winter.���
5. The Indians helped the pilgrims.����

����� They had a traditional British Harvest Feast in thanks to God for surviving. In those days they had more meat than vegetables, including deer and fish�and wild birds maybe like turkeys. They� didn't have desserts, they didn't have a lot of flour or sugar. They probably had some fruits and corn. Instead of pumpkin pie, they probably had boiled pumpkin. The first Thanksgiving feast lasted for three days.

II. Find the words in the second paragraph that have the meaning below.
1. A custom, belief or way of doing something that has continued from the past to the present.�
2. The parts of animals or birds that people eat.�� ���
3. Something sweet that is eaten after the main part of a meal.��
4. That continued for a period of time.���
5. A large, special meal, especially to celebrate something.��

��������� Thanksgiving Day is a day in the United States and Canada for giving thanks. People give thanks with feasting and prayer for the blessings that they have received during the year. The first Thanksgivings were harvest festivals, or days for thanking God for�good crops. For this reason, the holiday is associated with fall - a time of harvesting the crops.
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yams���������������������������� 1.
America������������������������ �2.
turkey��������������������������� 4.
freedom������������������������ 5.
parade�������������������������� 6.
potatoes����������������������� �7.
dinner��������������������������� 8.
family��������������������������� 9.
fall������������������������������ 11.
feast���������������������������� 13.
eat������������������������������� 15.
harvest������������������������� 16.