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Thanksgiving is a National Holiday in the United States.  After watching several videos on the History Channel and Scholastic’s website we learned a lot about this holiday!

source: Scholastic.com

source: Scholastic.com

source: Britannica.com

source: Britannica.com


What  did you learn about the Thanksgiving Holiday and the Pilgrims?

How do you and your family celebrate Thanksgiving?

What is a tradition?

A tradition is a belief, idea or custom that is handed down from one generation to the next.  The Thanksgiving Holiday is an American tradition because most Americans celebrate this holiday.

In the historical fiction story, Milly and Macy’s Parade, we learned that it was the Macy’s immigrant employees that brought some of their old world traditions to help create the first Macy’s parade.




In Balloons Over Broadway, we learned about the true story of Tony Sarg, the puppeteer who helped to create the large balloons that are now a tradition in the Macy’s Parade.  Did you know that Tony was an immigrant also?

Can you think of some other American traditions?

How do you celebrate Thanksgiving?

What are some of your family traditions?