- watch the episode trying to understand as much as possible
- pay attention to the culture aspects of Thanksgiving (or Turkey Day) - food, for instance. Here is a list of typical Thanksgiving food: stuffing, cranberrry sauce, turkey, Brussel sprouts, green bean casserole, marshmallow sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, pie, turduken. Do you know what all those things are? Click here to find out.
- the episode is divided into parts; after each part of the episode, click here. You will be linked to a pdf. document with different activities for this episode:
- the transcript (reading)
- information about specific aspects of Thanksgiving in US life
- definition of vocabulary that is used by the different characters in the episode
- grammar activities related to grammar points emphasized in the episode
And here are other activities related to this celebration:
- You are the Historian: Investigating the First Thanksgiving is an interactive exploration of the facts and myths associated with the story of the First Thanksgiving. Students can explore the facts and myths through the eyes of a Native American child or through the eyes of a female Pilgrim. Through the eyes of each character students discover the culture of giving thanks in the Native American and English cultures. My favorite part of the investigation is "The Path to 1621" in which students hear the perspectives of Native Americans and Pligrims about events prior to 1621.
- Thanksgiving game: click here
- Thanksgiving vocabulary game: click here
- Do you like cooking? Would you like to learn how to make a pumpkin pie? Rachel is a teacher of American English who focuses on pronunciation in her videos and blog, called Rachel´s English
Mathew and Brad are thankful for:
What are you thankful for?