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    • Thanksgiving Friends
      By Elyse Fuchs
    • OVERVIEW
      We will be discussing the first Thanksgiving, what it means to be thankful, and the meaning behind the Thanksgiving holiday.
      We will also talk about what it means to be thankful, focusing on things like family and friends, and not materials goods.
    • Questions to consider
      What did they eat at the first Thanksgiving? How is it different from what we eat?
      What does it mean to be thankful?
      What is the meaning behind the Thanksgiving holiday?
      How are the lives of the pilgrims and Indians different from our lives?
      What are you thankful for?
    • Connection with Indiana Social Studies Standards
      K.1.1 -Compare children and families of today with those in the past.
      K.1.2 -Identify celebrations and holidays as a way of remembering and honoring people, events and America's ethnic heritage.
    • The First Thanksgiving
      “In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast which is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies.“
      “This harvest meal has become a symbol of cooperation and interaction between English colonists and Native Americans.”
      Kathleen Curtin. (2008). The First Thanksgiving. Retrieved from http://www.history.com/content/thanksgiving/the-first-thanksgiving
    • What did they eat?
      Their Menu
      Venison
      Wild fowl
      More meat, less vegetables (vegetables were out of season)
      No sweets or pies
      Used spoons and knives (no forks)
      Our menu
      Turkey
      Pumpkin pie
      Mashed potatoes
      Stuffing
      Corn
      Green beans
      Sweet potatoes
      Gravy
    • What does it mean to be thankful ?
      To be happy with what you have
      To appreciate
      Feeling or expressing gratitude; appreciative
      Dictionary.com, L.L.C. (2009). Thankful. Retrieved from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/thankful
    • What is the meaning behind the Thanksgiving holiday?
      It was when the pilgrims gave thanks for a bountiful harvest
      The pilgrims and indians became friends
      Giving thanks for the gifts of life, love, and joy
    • Compare and contrast our lives to the lives of the pilgrims and Indians of the first thanksgiving
      US
      More food available to us
      Buy our food at the grocery store
      No electricity to cook with
      Share with friends and family
      PILGRIMS and INDIANS
      Grew and hunted for their food
      Cooked by fire
      Share with friends and family
    • What are you thankful for?
      The students will be keeping a thankfulness journal throughout the month of November
      Each day they will write about the things that they are thankful for in their lives.
      This will keep them thinking positive and help them to get out their daily frustrations
    • Thanksgiving Placemat
      After writing in their journal throughout the course of the month, the children will make a Thanksgiving placemat.
      The students will write what they are thankful for on fall leaf cutouts and glue them to a paper placemat. The placemat will be laminated for safe keeping.
    • REFERENCES
      Kathleen Curtin. (2008). The First Thanksgiving. Retrieved from http://www.history.com/content/thanksgiving/the-first-thanksgiving
      Anna Daub. (2009). Thanksgiving Lesson Plans and Activities – Placemat. Retrieved from http://www.theteacherscorner.net/seasonal/thanksgiving/placemat.htm
      Dictionary.com, L.L.C. (2009). Thankful. Retrieved from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/thankful
      Debbie Ghate. (November 15, 2007). An American Holiday: The Moral Meaning Behind Thanksgiving. Retrieved from http://www.capmag.com/article.asp?ID=5057
      Trish, Hoskins. (March 26,2009). Being Thankful: How to Feel Appreciative for all your Life’s Blessings. Retrieved from http://self-awareness.suite101.com/article.cfm/being_in_a_state_of_thankfulness
      Catherine Millard. (1999). Why do Americans celebrate Thanksgiving? Retrieved from http://www.christiananswers.net/q-eden/ednkc002.html
      Stacey Schifferdecker. (2007). Teaching Children The Meaning of Thanksgiving. Retreived from http://www.more4kids.info/553/teaching-children-the-meaning-of-thanksgiving/