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Thanksgiving refers to the time when Europeans arrived in North America. They left Europe because of poverty, unemployment and persecution. The ship that crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 1620 was called "the Mayflower". On board there were about 150 people. They were later called "the Pilgrims Fathers" (les Pères Pélerins).

Before landing, an agreement for the temporary government of the colony was written in the famous Mayflower Compact.

They arrived at the beginning of a very harsh winter and they didn't know how to cultivate the land. Many of them died. Fortunately the inhabitants - Native Americans or Indians - helped them. To thank them and God, they held a celebration.

Today people celebrate Thanksgiving to commemorate these early times. It is mostly a traditional dinner with : turkey, sweet potatoes (called "yams") and cranberries. Dessert is usually pumpkin made into a pie.

Schools, offices and lots of businesses close for Thanksgiving.





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video timeforkids.com

students' script worksheet
key to the script

video historychannel.com

Fill-in the gaps activity - audio

clear history englishclass.ifrance.com

Plimoth Plantation official site plimoth.org

fun investigation plimoth.org


interactive tour teacher.scholastic.com

Thanksgiving in French collège Félix Pécaut

cliparts kidsdomain.com

Pilgrims mayflower.org

Thanksgiving vocabulary johnsesl.com

listen and fill in the blanks Michel Barbot

quiz manythings.org

detailed history British Council

fill in the gaps
académie Paris

Thanksgiving resource teach-nology.com

match the definitions vocabulary.com

activities (.pdf) theeducatorsnetwork.com

colouring pages primarygames.com

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