Thanksgiving Day
This resource contains a fully editable, simple text PowerPoint presentation on Thanksgiving Day which takes place in the USA on the third Thursday in November. It is suitable for younger primary aged pupils and older SEN pupils.

The PowerPoint focuses on:

The History of Thanksgiving Day - The Pilgrim Fathers
The Thanksgiving Meal
Macy's Parade in New York
The tradition of turkey pardoning by the President of the USA

It also contains hyperlinks to the Thanksgiving Parade in New York, President Obama's final 'turkey pardoning' and a short video on the history of Thanksgiving Day.

A slightly longer, more detailed version, appropriate for older pupils, is also available.

Thanksgiving Day Presentation

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Thanksgiving Day PowerPoint Quiz

The quiz is a fun way to check pupils' understanding of why and how Thanksgiving Day is celebrated. Sample questions include:

On what day is Thanksgiving Day in the United States of America?
Which King in England tried to make everyone follow the Church of England religion?
What was the name of the ship on which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed to America?
Which President proclaimed the first national Thanksgiving Day?
In what year was Thanksgiving Day made a national holiday for the whole of the United States?
Which department store organised the first Thanksgiving Day parade?

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Thanksgiving Day Presentation and Quiz

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Created: Nov 9, 2017

Updated: Jan 10, 2021

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