Презентація є доповненням до відкритого уроку чи позакласного заходу з англійської мови, присвячена святкування Дня Подяки. Розповідає про історію виникнення цього свята та особливості святкування у США.
T – for time to be together,Turkey, talk and tender weather. H – for harvest stored away, home and hearth, and holiday. A – for autumn's frosty artand abundance in the heart. N – for neighbours, and November, nice things, new things to remember. K – for kitchen, kettles, croon, kith and kin expected soon. S – for sizzles, sights and sounds, and something special that abounds. That spells THANKS – for joy in livingand a jolly good Thanksgiving!
Their first winter in America was difficult. They arrived too late to grow a rich harvest. Moreover, half the colony died from disease. The following spring the Iroquois Indians taught them how to grow corn. Indians showed them also how to grow other crops and how to hunt and fish. In the autumn of 1621 they got a beautiful harvest of corn, barley, beans and pumpkins. The colonists had much to be thankful for, so they planned a feast.
Local Indian chief and ninety Indians were present. The colonists learned from Indians how to cook cranberries and dishes of corn and pumpkins. In following years many of the colonists celebrated the harvest with a feast of thanks. After the United States gained independence, Congress recommended one yearly day of thanksgiving for the whole country.
Watching and playing American football. Throughout the United States, football on Thanksgiving Day is as big a part of the celebration as turkey and pumpkin pie. Dating back to the first intercollegiate football championship held on Thanksgiving Day in 1876, traditional holiday football rivalries have become so popular that a reporter once called Thanksgiving "a holiday granted by the State and the Nation to see a game of football.“
Other Thanksgiving Traditions. Turkey Pardon. The ceremony that takes place at the White House every year. The President of the United States is presented with a live turkey, and the president has granted the turkey a "presidential pardon". The turkey is then taken to a farm where it may live out the rest of its natural life.
These are an important part of Thanksgiving for at schools, businesses and community organizations. Children in the US often are asked to bring canned goods to school during November to help needy families at this time. Turkeys are sometimes raffled away at places of work and supermarkets will sometimes give away turkeys to churches and homeless shelters for their annual Thanksgiving meal to the poor. Food Drives14
Symbols of Thanksgiving Day. Pumpkin. Pumpkins are the Thanksgiving favourite for about 400 years. Turkey. Turkey is an inseparable part of Thanksgiving celebration. Corn. The use of corn meant the survival of the colonies. "Indian corn" as a table or door decoration represents the harvest and the fall season. Turkey, corn (or maize), pumpkins and cranberry sauce are symbols which represent the first Thanksgiving. Now all of these symbols are drawn on holiday decorations and greeting cards.
Cornucopia. Cornucopia is a horn-shaped basket filled with fruits & goodies. Beans. Beans are one of the symbols of Thanksgiving Day since Pilgrims had learnt to grow beans. Cranberry. Sweet-sour cranberry sauce was on the first Thanksgiving table and is still served today. Indians taught the colonists how to cook the berries with sweetener and water to make a sauce.