(LIBERTY) BELL WORK
Read the sentence below.
Do you see any problems?
Do not rewrite the sentence. In fact, don't even fix the sentence. Instead, on your paper, tell the writer three things that need to be corrected.
did george and martha eat turkey and dresing for there thanksgiving meal
Augment the sentence below to greatly improve it. Record your improved sentence on your paper.
The kid likes to eat.
*Augment: make (something) greater by adding to it
Using today's lesson set,
create a list of words to fit in the categories below.
Pay particular attention to spelling patterns.
Define the following words:
PRIMARY Source: A PROCLAMATION
Having trouble reading this? Here is a link to the transcript.
Be ready to discuss this in class. We will use some of the questions here to evaluate this primary source.
A TIMELINE of Thanksgiving
Americans don’t know it and children aren’t taught it, but George Washington is responsible for our Thanksgiving holiday. It was our first president, not the Pilgrims and not Abraham Lincoln, who led the charge to make this day of thanks a truly national event.
Use another Mount Vernon Thanksgiving article to create a timeline of important dates and events. Make it decorative with appropriate illustrations.
What's on the Menu?
Have you ever wondered what it might have been like to share a meal with the Washingtons?
Then again, here are some of the ingredients we should all add to our own Thanksgiving meal: (The Real) Thanksgiving Meal.
While We're on the Subject
The (18th Century) Food Channel
Want to try your hand (or your imagination) at a Thanksgiving cooking show? Here is your chance.
Watch the videos about making a pumpkin pie and a pie crust (right). Then figure out what you would like to make for your upcoming Thanksgiving dinner.
Turkey's on the Table