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Тема: Thanksgiving Day
Класс: 7 класс
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Оснащение мероприятия: иллюстрации с символикой праздника, карточки с заданиями, аудиомагнитофон.
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Thanksgiving Day comes on the 4th Thursday in November. This holiday is celebrated throughout the United States.
The holiday began as a feast of Thanksgiving in the early days of American colonies almost four hundred years ago.
In 1620, the Mayflower, a boat with 102 men, women and children on board, sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to settle the New World. In their native land, in England, this religious group had not been allowed to freely practice their religion. So they went to America in search of religious freedom.
The Pilgrims settled in what is now the state Massachusetts. Their first winter was very hard. They arrived too late to grow many crops; and without fresh food, half the colony died of cold, hunger, and diseases. The following spring the Indians of Massasoit’s tribe taught the Pilgrims how to grow corn a new food for the colonists. They showed them other crops to grow in the unfamiliar soil and how to fish and hunt.
In the autumn of 1621, rich crops, barely and pumpkins were harvested. The colonists had much to be thankful for, so a feast was planned. The Chief Massasoit and his braves were invited to share the Thanksgiving feast.
Thanksgiving became a national holiday many years later because of a woman named Sarah Hale. For forty years Sarah Hale wrote to each president and asked for a holiday of Thanksgiving. At last she was successful. In 1863, President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a holiday.
Thanksgiving is a time for a family reunion. All give thanks together for the good things they have. On most tables throughout the US, foods eaten at the first Thanksgiving have become traditional. Roast turkey with stuffing is the main dish. It is served with sweet potatoes, squash, cranberry sauce or jelly, and pumpkin pie. Apple cider is the drink of the day.
Football is the most popular game on this day. For many schools, the Thanksgiving Day game is the most important game of the year. Usually there are several football games to watch on TV. Thanksgiving Parade is held annually in New York City. Celebrities, floats, bands, and balloons shaped like famous storybook and cartoon characters appear in the Parade. Santa Claus arrives at the end. His coming marks the beginning of the Christmas season.
Stores, classrooms and homes are decorated with turkeys, pilgrims, Indians, wreaths of dried flowers, and vegetables. Horns of plenty are also very popular.
Послетекстовые упражнения. Post-reading tasks.
Number the sentences 1 through 8 to show the correct order.
_____ The Indians taught the Pilgrims to hunt and plant corn.
_____ In 1863, President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a holiday.
_____ The Pilgrims left England in search of religious freedom.
_____ Sarah Hale asked every president to make Thanksgiving a national holiday.
_____ In 1620, the Pilgrims landed Massachusetts.
_____ The Pilgrims invited the Indians to the first Thanksgiving.
_____ The Pilgrims’ first winter was hard.
_____ Today, Thanksgiving is a day on which Americans give thanks.
Choose the word that best completes each sentence.
It is traditional to make turkey with (wreaths, feasts, stuffing) on Thanksgiving.
People of all (survive, faiths, harvests) celebrate this holiday.
The Pilgrims organized a (feast, wreath, faith) to celebrate that they were alive.
The first year that Pilgrims were in America many died of (starvation, stuffing, harvest).
Thanksgiving is an (annual, observance, elderly) holiday celebrated by people of all faiths.
Послетекстовые задания-конкурсы. Activities.
Match words and phrases with similar meanings.
A large meal, a banquet
A circular arrangement of flowers
Putting food inside meat or vegetables
People of old age
The collection of crops (fruits, vegetables)
The celebration of a holiday
In the puzzle find and circle the hidden words listed in the Word Box. The words go across, backward or diagonally.
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4. Write a definition poem for a fall. A definition poem is one that simply defines a word or an idea. Use at least five phrases.
For example: finish the poem:
What is autumn?
That is autumn!
Подведение итогов мероприятия
Объявление итогов конкурса. Выявление победителя.