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Thanksgiving as we know it today began as a multicultural community celebration and harvest festival held by the Pilgrims to thank local Native Americans for their help with the fall harvest. Though the majority of Thanksgiving celebrations today do not resemble the modest harvest festivals of the 1600s, the tradition of eating, along with spiritual reflection and the celebration of community, remains a popular Thanksgiving pastime.

DCMP has resources to help your students learn more about Thanksgiving. These videos will get you and your students off to a good start.

Thanksgiving

7 minutes
Grade Level: 1 - 4
Nina's World
Episode 49
22 minutes
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Constitution Hall Pass
Episode 4
20 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Colonial Life
Episode 6
17 minutes
Grade Level: 1 - 6
Stories From the Seventh Fire
Episode 4
13 minutes
Grade Level: 3 - 4
24 minutes
Grade Level: 3 - 6
4 minutes
Grade Level: 3 - 12
8 minutes
Grade Level: K - 4
Primary Citizenship
Episode 7
10 minutes
Grade Level: K - 6

Cooking

Baking Basics
Episode 1
24 minutes
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Cooking Basics
Episode 1
21 minutes
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Creative Living With Sheryl Borden
Season 66 / Ep 17
27 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
19 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
21 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Nourish Short Films
Episode 24
3 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Jamie's 15 Minute Meals
Season 1 / Ep 8
22 minutes
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Nourish Short Films
Episode 25
2 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Nina's World
Episode 15
22 minutes
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Farm To Market
Season 0 / Ep 12
11 minutes
Grade Level: K - 3
Recipe Rehab
Season 2 / Ep 7
21 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
14 minutes
Grade Level: 3 - 12
There Is No Food Like My Food
Season 0 / Ep 2
14 minutes
Grade Level: 4 - 8
This Is Emily Yeung
Episode 11
30 minutes
Grade Level: K - 3

DID YOU KNOW?

Although many of us associate Thanksgiving with the turkey, the main course at the "First Thanksgiving" in 1621 was most likely venison, or deer meat.

A popular dish in Victorian America, the turkey became the traditional Thanksgiving meal when, in 1863, President Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday.


Thanksgiving as we know it today began as a multicultural community celebration and harvest festival held by the Pilgrims to thank local Native Americans for their help with the fall harvest. Though the majority of Thanksgiving celebrations today do not resemble the modest harvest festivals of the 1600s, the tradition of eating, along with spiritual reflection and the celebration of community, remains a popular Thanksgiving pastime.

DCMP has resources to help your students learn about Thanksgiving and offers this flyer to get your class off to a good start.


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