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Thanksgiving Powerpoint

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Thanksgiving Powerpoint

  1. 2. <ul><li>Americans of all religions celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November. </li></ul><ul><li>Thanksgiving is a special day for families and people travel great distances to be with their families. </li></ul><ul><li>They give thanks for the food and blessings </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>The tradition started when in 1620 a group of men , women and children left England on a ship called Mayflower. </li></ul><ul><li>They were pilgrims and they wanted to start a new life in the New World </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>The voyage was very hard.They were cold and hungry and many of them died. </li></ul><ul><li>The voyage took 65 days. They landed on the north –east coast of North America. What today we know as Massachusetts. </li></ul><ul><li>When they arrived it was almost winter so they had no time to grow crops. The winter was long. Very few survived. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>In spring native Americans, the wampanoag Indians, helped them. </li></ul><ul><li>They taught the pilgrims how to grow corn, how to hunt and how to fish. </li></ul><ul><li>The summer harvest was very good and by november, a year after their first arrival, there was food for everybody. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>The pilgrims wanted to celebrate it and invited the native Americans to a great dinner where they gave thanks to God for the food. That was the first Thanksgiving dinner. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Today the traditional thanksgiving meal is similar to the first. They eat roast turkey with cranberry sauce, potatoes, corn and pumpkin pie </li></ul>

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