November Holidays ~ Student Guide

The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock on December 11, 1620. Their first winter was very hard for everyone. 46 people died out of the original 102 who sailed on the Mayflower. But the people planted their seeds and hoped for a good harvest. The Pilgrims were not disappointed. They had a bountiful harvest in 1621. They decided to celebrate with a feast. They would even invite the 91 Indians who had helped them to survive. The feast lasted three days. They ate ducks, geese, wild turkeys and deer meat called venison. They had delicious boiled pumpkin, and they made fried corn bread from their corn. Other foods on the Thanksgiving table that first year were fish, berries, watercress, lobster, dried fruit, clams and plums.

Activity 1 Go to this and play the Thanksgiving Letter Game. 

Activity 2 Explore the White House with Spotty the dog.
Activity 3 Send Thanksgiving greetings to:
the President, Vice President, or the First Lady.
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