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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

Still image from: The Very First Thanksgiving Day
6 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 4
Still image from: Constitution Hall Pass: The History of Thanksgiving
Constitution Hall Pass
Episode 4
19 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Thanksgiving Shared: Native Americans and Pilgrims
Colonial Life
Episode 6
16 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 6
Still image from: Stories From the Seventh Fire: Legend of the First Thanksgiving
Stories From the Seventh Fire
Episode 4
12 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 4
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Still image from: How to Draw a Roast Turkey & All the Trimmings Real Easy
3 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Still image from: Molly's Pilgrim
23 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Still image from: America's National Holidays
Primary Citizenship
Episode 7
9 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: K - 6
Still image from: Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
8 minutes
Grade Level: K - 4
Still image from: How to Catch a Turkey
How to Catch
Episode 1
8 minutes 41 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6

Cooking

Still image from: Baking Basics: Pies
Baking Basics
Episode 1
25 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Still image from: Cooking Basics: Meat
Cooking Basics
Episode 1
21 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Still image from: Creative Living With Sheryl Borden #6617
Creative Living With Sheryl Borden
Season 66 / Ep 17
26 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Exploring Vegetarianism: A Healthy Alternative
19 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Food Safety: It's In Your Hands
21 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Jamie Oliver: Try Something New
Nourish Short Films
Episode 24
2 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Michael Pollan: Eating Together
Nourish Short Films
Episode 25
1 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person holding a bright light over rows of chicken eggs. Caption: Then they are passed over lights and inspected.
Farm To Market
Season 0 / Ep 12
10 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
Still image from: Tablescapes: Setting the Table
12 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 12
Still image from: There Is No Food Like My Food: Cuba--Raudel In Cuba
There Is No Food Like My Food
Season 0 / Ep 2
13 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Still image from: This Is Emily Yeung: Let’s Get Cookin’
This Is Emily Yeung
Episode 11
30 minutes 18 seconds
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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