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Transcript of Thanksgiving Myths
- 1. BELL RINGER (1/2 SHEET, 5 MIN, COMPLETE SENTENCES) 1. Who is the intended audience for the cartoon?2. What might the audience learn from the cartoon?3. Why is Thanksgiving celebrated?
2. 1. THEE FIRST THANKSGIVING WAS IN 1621 AND WAS CELEBRATED EVERY YEAR 3. 1. THE FIRST THANKSGIVING WAS IN 1621 AND WAS CELEBRATED EVERY YEAR They didnt call it ThanksgivingIt was not repeated every yearBecame a national holiday in 1863 4. WHEN DO YOU CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING 5. 2. THE ORIGINAL FEAST TOOK PLACE ON THE 4TH THURSDAY IN NOV. 6. 2. THE ORIGINAL FEAST TOOK PLACE ON THE 4TH THURSDAY IN NOV. We dont know the exact dateBetween Sep. 21 and Nov. 11 7. 3. THE SETTLERS WORE ONLY BLACK AND WHITE CLOTHING WITH BUCKLES ON THEIR HATS AND SHOES Buckles became popular almost 100 years later Black and white was only worn on Sundays and special occasions 8. 4. THE SETTLERS WERE CALLED PILGRIMS EVER SINCE THEY LEFT ENGLAND AND EVEN CALLED THEMSELVES THE NAMEWhat is the definition the textbook gives you? 9. 4. THE SETTLERS WERE CALLED PILGRIMS EVER SINCE THEY LEFT ENGLAND AND EVEN CALLED THEMSELVES THE NAME Someone who makes a pilgrimage; a journey for religious reasons Term pilgrim was used to describer settlers much later in history 10. WHY WERE THESE FACTS DISTORTED 11. Different settlementsDifferent beliefsBits and pieces came together from different placesEasy to generalizeSome facts are hard to acceptLegend sounds better than the truth 12. 5. HAM, CORN AND SWEET POTATOES WERE ON THE THANKSGIVING MENU 13. 5. HAM, CORN AND SWEET POTATOES WERE ON THE THANKSGIVING MENU No pigs in America = No hamPotatoes were not commonCorn was put away for winter 14. 5. HAM, CORN AND SWEET POTATOES WERE ON THE THANKSGIVING MENU 15. BELL RINGER 5 min, sheet, complete sentencesHow do you feel about the settlers eating crane, swan, eagle, seal? Why? 16. WHAT DO YOU FIND MORE ACCEPTABLE TO EATSome of these foods are hard to accept which is why the facts were changed. 17. WHAT HAS BEEN DISTORTED IN MODERN DAY LIFE? 9/11Santa ClausNative Americans 18. WHO IS DOING THE DISTORTING? 19. 6. THE SETTLERS FOUND CORN 20. 6. THE SETTLERS FOUND CORN Corn was stolen from a graveNatives left food on the graves of their deadSettlers dug up the body of a child, took the items inside and reburied the body 21. Today is a time of celebrating for you but it is not a time of celebrating for me. It is with heavy heart that I look back upon what happened to my people The pilgrims had hardly explored the shores of Cape Cod before they had robbed the graves of my ancestors, and stolen their corn, wheat, and beans Massasoit, the great leader of the Wampanoag, knew these facts; yet he and his people welcomed and befriended the settlers, little knowing that before 50 years were to pass, the Wampanoags and other Indians living near the settlers would be killed by their guns or dead 22. 7. THE NATIVES WERE INVITED TO THE THANKSGIVING FEAST 23. 7. THE NATIVES WERE INVITED TO THE THANKSGIVING FEAST It happened by accidentNatives heard a gunshot and marched to the settlers campNatives found the settlers feasting so they went back, brought food, and invited themselves in since they had food. 24. 8. THANKSGIVING IS CONSIDERED A HAPPY TIME 25. 8. THANKSGIVING IS CONSIDERED A HAPPY TIME Depends who you askThe Thanksgiving feast was followed by 50 years of brutal warfare between Natives and the settlers. Guns, European style of warfare, and disease decimated the Native tribe. 26. WHY WERENT YOU THOUGHT THE TRUTH BEFORE?