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Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States and the second Monday in October in Canada. It is celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.
For more facts on Thanksgiving, see the file below or alternatively you can download our huge 22 worksheet study pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
- Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States. Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October in Canada.
- By the fall of 1621 only half of the pilgrims, who had sailed on the Mayflower, survived. The survivors, thankful to be alive, decided to give a thanksgiving feast. The Plymouth Pilgrims were the first to celebrate the Thanksgiving.
- The Pilgrim leader, Governor William Bradford, had organized the first Thanksgiving feast in the year 1621 and invited the neighbouring Wampanoag Indians also to the feast.
- The first Thanksgiving feast was held in the presence of around ninety Wampanoag and it lasted three days.
- President George Washington issued the first national Thanksgiving Day Proclamation in the year 1789 and again in 1795.
- Sarah Josepha Hale, an editor with Ladies’ Magazine, started a Thanksgiving campaign in 1827. Due to her efforts, in 1863 Thanksgiving was observed as a day for national thanksgiving and prayer.
- Abraham Lincoln issued a ‘Thanksgiving Proclamation’ on third October 3, 1863 and officially set aside the last Thursday of November as the national day for Thanksgiving. Before President Lincoln made this happen, each president used to make an annual proclamation to specify the day when Thanksgiving was to be held.
- President Franklin D. Roosevelt restored Thursday before last of November as Thanksgiving Day in the year 1939. He did so to make the Christmas shopping season longer which would stimulate the economy.
- Congress passed an official proclamation in 1941 and declared that Thanksgiving would be observed as a legal holiday on the fourth Thursday of November every year.
- Traditional foods like turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie are served by many on Thanksgiving Day.
This bundle includes a whopping 22 ready-to-use Thanksgiving worksheets that are perfect for students to learn about Thanksgiving Day which is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States and the second Monday in October in Canada. It is celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.
Throughout this double bundle worksheet pack there are multiple lesson resources and quizzes for students to practice their knowledge which can be used within the classroom or homeschooling environment.
Worksheet Collection 1:
- Thanksgiving Day Facts
- Mapping Thanksgiving
- The Pilgrims
- Thanksgiving Feast
- The Mayflower
- Wampanoag Indians
- Federal Holidays
- U.S. Presidents and Thanksgiving
- Painting Analysis
- Picture Thanksgiving
- Give Thanks!
Worksheet Collection 2:
- Thanksgiving Facts
- Thanksgiving Word Search
- Historical Ladder
- My Thanksgiving Story
- Thanksgiving Quote
- Being Thankful
- Painting Analysis
- Pardoning the Thanksgiving Turkey
- Guess the Word
- Fact or Bluff
- How Do They Do It?
After completing these worksheets students will be able to:
- Have a clear understanding about the history of Thanksgiving and its importance.
- Complete a number of quiz and fill in the blank activities to test their knowledge of the subject.
- Understand why we celebrate Thanksgiving and how it has been celebrated through the generations.
- Have a key understanding proclamations and presents through the years.
- Understand facts and fiction based upon studies.
- Have the ability to analyse a picture and answer a number of questions based upon that source.
- Understand chronology and timelines and use dates to plot time over the election period.
- Create stories, interview candidates & write persuasive essays. Multiple core literacy skills are worked on and are the foundation of this study worksheet pack.
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