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Thanksgiving Shared: Native Americans and Pilgrims

16 minutes 44 seconds

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This historical reenactment of the original Thanksgiving depicts the skills and life style of the Native American tribes living in the New England area. Their knowledge and willingness to assist the struggling colonists during that first year led to mutual respect. At the end of the initial harvest in 1621, both groups combined their annual celebrations into the first Thanksgiving. Part of the Colonial Life Series.

Media Details

Runtime: 16 minutes 44 seconds

Reenactment of Roanoke Island Colony life. 2 men in elegant fifteen nineties clothing walk past an indigenous person speaking to a settler. Caption. Thus, Lord Grenville returned to England for supplies.
Colonial Life
Episode 4
27 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 10
Man dressed in American Revolutionary clothing speaking at a podium with a large book open and 2 lit candles in holders on either side. Caption. In churches for religious practice and fellowship.
Colonial Life
Episode 5
19 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
People dressed in Pilgrim-era clothing stand outdoors near a table filled with food. A wooden structure is in the background. Caption. Of sharing our harvests with family and friends.
Colonial Life
Episode 6
16 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 6
Men, women, and children sit at church pews wearing American Revolutionary-era clothing. Caption. Children would also learn to obey parents.
Colonial Life
Episode 7
20 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12

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    Erin F. (Watertown, MA)
    December 1st, 2021 at 10:51 AM

    Great contextual information on Thanksgiving for early settlers.

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    Anonymous (Tampa, FL)
    November 23rd, 2015 at 02:21 PM

    I recommend this movie for early elementary grades. Clear. Simple. Very visual.