Bet You Didn't Know: History of Thanksgiving
American History → Holidays → Thanksgiving
This clip discusses the history of Thanksgiving and acknowledges the different events and people that have influenced its modern day form. It mentions that the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and Native Americans was a three-day festival and did not involve foods contemporarily associated with the holiday such as cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, potatoes, and turkey.
Public Discussion Questions
What is the most interesting fact that you learned from the video clip? Why do you think this is the most interesting fact?