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Holidays & Events

Low Int – Int

Teens & Adults

Students learn basic history about the thanksgiving holiday. Key vocabulary is introduced and reviewed. The lesson includes discussion questions and a class survey.

Note: This lesson covers the history of this holiday in both the US and Canada. The reading uses the term "Native Americans" when referring to Indigenous people in the US. In Canada, we use the term "Indigenous Peoples." The digital version is currently only available in American English.

  • harvest
  • ceremony
  • Native
  • European
  • pray
  • Pilgrim
  • starvation
  • disease
  • survive
  • feast
  • celebrate
  • traditional
PDF Content
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • comprehension questions
  • pair work
  • discussion questions
  • writing practice
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • True or False(True or False)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review (Open-Ended Questions)
  • Listen & Type(Type in the Blanks)