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Honors U.S. History
American Holidays: Thanksgiving Day Extra Credit Assignment

Overview: This assignment must be done in the presence of at least 1 family member or guest at your Thanksgiving celebration. If your family does not celebrate the holiday, it must be done in the presence of your parent or guardian during a dinner. Part I: Semantic Feature Analysis (to be completed before the feast) Directions:

1. List the main items served at your family’s celebration. Be sure to list side dishes and desserts 2. Then go to the infographic at:
http://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving/interactives/thanksgiving-by-the-numbers 3. List the items served at the first Thanksgiving celebration. 4. Check the items that were served at both the first Thanksgiving celebration and at your own Thanksgiving celebration. Thanksgiving Semantic Feature Analysis

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Part II: Reading Comprehension (to be done before the feast) Directions: Read the 3-page article on Thanksgiving at http://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving and answer the following questions.

1. When did the Pilgrims hold their first Thanksgiving feast?

2. Why didn’t the Pilgrims share pies and other desserts at the first Thanksgiving?

3. Who made Thanksgiving a federal holiday? When? Why?

4. Since 1970, why have protesters gathered at Cole’s Hill (which overlooks Plymouth Rock, on Thanksgiving Day?

Part III: Application (to be done during the feast)
Directions: Share the information you gathered from parts I & II with the other guests at your Thanksgiving Day feast.
A family member or guest must complete the information below in order for you to receive credit for this...
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