Video & discussion activity – History Channel
Length: 3.15 min
Go over the questions below and look up any words you don’t know. Then, watch the clip and choose the right answer.
1.What happened in 1620?
the first Thanksgiving - half of the Pilgrims died in the winter - the Indians made war on the Pilgrims
2.What skills did the Pilgrims learn from the Natives?
planting, fishing, and hunting - farming, leather making, and hunting - fishing, swimming, and cooking
3._____________ in 1621.
The Pigrims arrived at Plymouth Rock - The Natives made friends with the Pilgrims - The first Thanksgiving Feast happened
4.At the first Thanksgiving, they enjoyed a main dish of...
goose and lobster - turkey and chicken - ham and goose
5.To the Puritans Thanksgiving was mainly about...
making new friends and being thankful to God - fasting and being thankful to God - enjoying a big feast and being thankful to God
6.The narrator mentions the Puritans practice of praying and fasting to give an example of...
how religious they were - how scared they were - how confident they were
7.What year did the Continental Congress declare that all 13 colonies must celebrate a day of Thanksgiving?
1812 - 1621 - 1777
8.The Thanksgiving holiday was celebrated for many years...
on the weekend - on different days in November - on different days of the year
9.Why did Sarah Josepha Hale want to establish a national day for Thanksgiving?
to extend the end of the year holiday - to unify the country - to make things simpler and easier
10.In 1863 who declared the first National Thanksgiving holiday?
Abraham Lincoln - Thomas Jefferson - Sarah Josepha Hale
11.Why did the Detroit Lions have a Thanksgiving Day football game?
to establish a national past-time - to boost attendance - to provide entertainment on a break from the 6 day work week
12.Why did Macy's and other department stores have a Thanksgiving Day Parade?
to show off their patriotic spirit - to kick off the Christmas shopping season - to show how important the American economy is.
13.Thanksgiving is mainly about...
family, rest, and being thankful - eating a big dinner and watching the football game - family, sports, and being thankful