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The history of thanksgiving

Digital Story telling example for EME 5050.

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The history of thanksgiving

  1. 1. The History of ThanksgivingA sample digital storytelling project for my students
  2. 2. The year was 1620. It was Decemberand the pilgrims had just arrived onthe shores of North America. Therevoyage had been long and difficult.
  3. 3. The pilgrims settled in Plymouth. Thelocation is now marked by a rock. It’scalled Plymouth Rock.
  4. 4. The Wampanoag Indians taught the settlershow to cultivate their land. This helped themsurvive.
  5. 5. After the long first long, hard winter, thesettlers were feeling grateful that theysurvived. They decided to have a feast toshow their appreciation. Their feast wasmainly deer meat, shell fish, and a fewvegetables.
  6. 6. A lot later, in 1789, George Washington decidedthat Thanksgiving should be an official day ofgiving thanks. Americans started celebratingThanksgiving.
  7. 7. It became a legal holidayin 1941.
  8. 8. In the 1920’s, Americansstarted having the Macy’sDay Parade to celebratethe day. We still have thisparade every year.

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    Jan. 13, 2014
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    Nov. 23, 2014

Digital Story telling example for EME 5050.

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