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  1. 1. Thanksgiving
  2. 2. The First thanksgiving at plymouth
  3. 3. History <ul><li>Thanksgiving was first celebrated in the United States in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It celebrated the first successful harvest by the Pilgrims. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They were joined by Native Americans at the celebration. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Originally, Thanksgiving was not celebrated every year. </li></ul><ul><li>During the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln declared it to be a national holiday in 1863. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Since then, Thanksgiving has always been the last Thursday of November. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The First Thanksgiving
  5. 5. Why? <ul><li>Thanksgiving was originally a religious holiday for people to give thanks to God for their fortunes. </li></ul><ul><li>Although many people still do this, today the celebration is more of a time for family and friends to get together and enjoy each others’ company. </li></ul><ul><li>Additionally, Thanksgiving marks the unofficial start of the Christmas Season in the US. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Typical Food <ul><li>Thanksgiving is a feast; a lot of different foods are served. </li></ul><ul><li>Foods that are served are usually native to North America </li></ul><ul><li>The main dish at Thanksgiving is turkey (with gravy). </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional side dishes include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mashed potatoes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stuffing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dinner Rolls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cranberry Sauce </li></ul></ul><ul><li>People may choose to include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pumpkins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green Beans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Squash </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Sample Menu
  8. 8. Traditions <ul><li>Traditionally, primary schools will have children dress up as pilgrims and Native Americans (though we sometimes call them Indians) and do a play. </li></ul><ul><li>are played as well, and many people often put together their own “Turkey Bowls” with friends and family. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
  10. 10. Hand Turkey! <ul><li>Hand turkeys are simple and fun to make! </li></ul><ul><li>First, trace your hand on a white piece of paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Next color each of the fingers either red, yellow, orange, or purple. </li></ul><ul><li>Add feet, eyes, wings, and a beak! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Apple Pie Recipe <ul><li>Ingredients : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 pie shell </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>½ c unsalted butter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 tbsp all-purpose flour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>¼ c water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>½ c white sugar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>½ c packed brown sugar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8 Granny Smith apples -peeled, cored, and sliced. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Directions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft. </li></ul></ul>
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