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Bet You Didn't Know: Thanksgiving | History

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Video Length: 2:48

Updated on: 11/17/2022

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a short video report and do a viewing/listening exercise about the details, history, and traditions of Thanksgiving. It includes discussion questions, quiz, and conversation activities about holiday traditions and Thanksgiving. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. The post-viewing section includes follow-up discussion questions and activities on past simple verbs used in the video. There are additional "quirky traditions" and "turkey pardon" tasks, as well as an optional grammar section featuring the usage of the past perfect in the passive voice. There is also a quiz & review section included.

Video Description

A breakdown of the history of Thanksigivng, the pilgrims, and the traditions of Thanksgiving, while covering some interesting facts about it.

Lesson Activities

Thanksgiving, History, Traditions
Thanksgiving Description, Thanksgiving Foods, Timeline, Quiz Check
Images, Matching Activity, Context Usage
Past Perfect in Passive Voice
Quirky Traditions Task, Turkey Pardon Task, Quiz & Review

Lesson Topics

Thanksigiving, History, Traditions

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