Thanksgiving Day Presentation and Quiz
This resource contains a fully editable and informative PowerPoint presentation and a PowerPoint quiz on Thanksgiving Day which takes place in the USA on the third Thursday in November.

The presentation 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

The accompanying 33 question 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 of England tried to make everyone follow the Church of England religion
What was the name given to people who would not follow James I demands to 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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Created: Nov 9, 2017

Updated: Jan 25, 2021

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