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  1. The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving Let’s review what we learned . . .

  2. Who were the Pilgrims? • People who came to America to be able to follow their own religion. http://www.annthegran.com/ATG_Designs/thanksgiving/praying%20pilgrims.jpg

  3. Where did they come from? • The original Pilgrims were from England. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/mapimages/europe/england/england.gif

  4. Where did they settle in America? • Their ship, the Mayflower, landed near Plymouth Rock and they built a town there. http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/magazine/apimages/pilgrims.gif

  5. Why did the Pilgrims come to America? • The pilgrims did not want to belong to the Church of England. http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/~ag986/Church/Church.jpg

  6. What religion were the Pilgrims? • The Pilgrims were Christians but they wanted to go to their own church instead of the church the King said they had to go to. http://lubbockonline.com/thanksgiving/images/coloring/pilgrims.gif

  7. What was the Pilgrims problem? • They settled during the winter and did not have enough food of places to live. Many people got sick and died the first year. http://www.playingwithyarn.com/winter_scene.jpg

  8. Who helped the Pilgrims? • The Native Americans who lived near them helped them learn how to grow and catch food. They promised to be friends. http://www.bluecorncomics.com/pics/thnksgvg.gif

  9. What was life like for Pilgrim children? • Boys and girls spent most of their time doing chores. • Boys were able to learn to read and write. • Most girls could not go to school; they had to stay home and work with their mothers. http://www.irishpage.com/graf/pilgrims.jpg

  10. Why are the Pilgrims important? • They celebrated what we now call Thanksgiving. • Today we remember their hard work and have a holiday to show how thankful we are to have freedom. http://pantransit.reptiles.org/images/1998-11-29/hdr-thanksgiving.png