The Story of Thanksgiving
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Before You Watch
- What does Thanksgiving mean to you? What does it mean to the United States?
- What do you know about the first Thanksgiving?
- What does Thanksgiving have to do with other holidays?
- What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?
- What can Thanksgiving tell us about being active citizens?
After You Watch
- What brought the Pilgrims to the New World? How did they behave when they arrived?
- What kinds of foods were being eaten at the first Thanksgiving, and who provided them?
- Where did Thanksgiving have its origins, and how did it become a national holiday? Think particularly about how it grew over the years, instead of at one single moment.
- How have we changed the way we celebrate Thanksgiving over time?
- Can you name some Thanksgiving traditions which you weren’t aware of?