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This is a work I've made for my 8th grade English about Thanksgiving. This work is very beautiful and has a lot of information on the subject. Hope you like it and share it.
Este é um trabalho que eu fiz para Inglês do 8º ano sobre o Dia de Acção de Graças. É muito bonito e tem muita informação sobre o assunt. Espero que gostem e partilhem.

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  1. 1. THANKSGIVING Work performed by: •Flávio Silva, nº9 •Luís Oliveira, nº10 •Patrícia Pereira, nº14 ING 2010/2011
  2. 2. Origin of Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. He began in 1621 when the pilgrims from England to the new land celebrated the thanksgiving for the harvest of the Plymouth Colony. At the time the native Indians, the Wampanoag, the pilgrims attended the ceremony. The new Americans were celebrating benevolence of God to them at a time when over half of the pilgrims had died because of winter they have endured. Without the help of the Indians, all would have died. Thanksgiving is a holiday to express gratitude and appreciation to God, family and friends. This holiday has since moved away from its religious roots. Is celebrated on the 4th Thursday November ( U.S.A.) and on 2nd Monday of October (Canada).
  3. 3. Thanksgiving Dinner The centerpiece of contemporary thanksgiving is a large meal centered around a large roasted turkey. The majority of the dishes in the traditional American version of Thanksgiving dinner are made from foods native to the New World, as according to tradition the Pilgrims received these foods from the Native Americans. Other served dishes include winter squash; yams; mashed potatoes, or rice; dumplings; corn on the cob; deviled eggs; green beans; sauerkraut, peas and carrots, bread rolls, cornbread, or biscuits, rutabagas or turnips; and a salad. For dessert: apple pie, mincemeat pie, sweet potato pie, pumpkin pie, chocolate meringue pie and pecan pie. Winter squash – abóbora Mashed potatoes – puré de batata Sauerkraut - couve Corn on the cob – milho em espiga Deviled eggs – ovos cozidos Rutabagas – repolho Turnips – nabos Mincemeat pie – tarte de carne picada Pecan pie - tarte de nozes WordPower!
  4. 4. Thanksgiving Dinner The Turkey Because turkey is the most common main dish of a Thanksgiving dinner, Thanksgiving is sometimes called “turkey day.” Most Thanksgiving turkeys are stuffed with a bread-based stuffing and roasted. Sage is the traditional herb added to the stuffing, along with chopped celery, carrots, and onions. Main dish – prato principal Stuffed – enchido Roasted – tostado Chopped celery – aipo picado Bread-based stuffing – recheio de pão-base WordPower!
  5. 5. Before having dinner, we must…
  6. 6. States of the USA Where it is Celebrated the day of Thanksgiving
  7. 7. Thanksgiving Parade In addition to the traditional dinner, this day is also marked by various celebrations. One is called The Day Parade Thanksgiving organized by Macy's a tradition that already have 85 years. The parade is reputed to be impressive and this year took place in New York.
  8. 8. Thanksgiving Songs We Gather Together Come, Ye Thankful People, Come For the Beauty of the Earth Alice's Restaurant The Thanksgiving Song Turkey In the Straw Johnny Appleseed
  9. 9. Thanksgiving Poem T is for the trust the pilgrims had so many years ago H is for the harvest the settlers learnet to grow A is for America, the land in which we live N is for nature and beauty which she gives K is for kidness, gentle words, thoughtful deeds S is for smiles, the sunshine G is for graditude … our blessings big and small I is for ideas, letting wisdom grow tall V is for voices, singing, laughing, always caring I is for indigenous N is for neighbors, across the stree, over G is for giving of myself to make a better me Trust – confiança Thoughtful deeds – acções pensadas Blessing – benção Wisdom - sabedoria WordPower!
  10. 10. Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Blend in the margarine. In a medium bowl, mix the milk and eggs. Then briskly stir this mixture into the cornmeal mixture for a few minutes. Pour the mixture into a greased 8-inch baking dish. Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Let cool; then cut into squares. Thanksgiving Recipe Cornbread 1 cup of yellow cornmeal 1 cup unsifted flour 4 1/4 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar 1/3 cup margarine 1 cup milk 2 eggs Unsifted flour – farinha não peneirada Baking powder – fermento em pó Briskly stir – mexa vigorosamente Greased - forma WordPower!
  11. 11. 1. When is Thanksgiving?  First Thursday in November  Fourth Thursday in November  Third Thursday in November 2. The Thanksgiving Holiday began almost  400 years ago  500 years ago  600 years ago 3. What did the Iroquois Indians teach the pilgrims to grow?  Cranberries  Watermelon  Corn 4. What does 'Indian Corn' as a decoration represent?  The harvest and the fall season  The invention of popcorn  Corny jokes 5. What did the Indians use Cranberries for? To treat infections To dye their rugs and blankets Both of the above 6. What does 'ibimi' mean?  Itty bitty berry  Better berry  Bitter berry Thanksgiving Quiz Cranberries – uva-do-monte Fall season - Outono Berry – baga To dye – tingir Bitter berry – baga amarga WordPower!