Thanksgiving Sites

Scavenger Hunt http://www.bw.k12.ri.us/Plymouth/Plymouth.htm
Virtual Trips http://teacher.scholastic.com/thanksgiving/mayflower/

http://usathanksgiving.com/virtual-tour-plymouthrock.html

http://www.usathanksgiving.com/virtual-tour-mayflower-top.html

Webquests http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/activity/plymouth/

http://www.golf67.net/Thanksgiving Special.htm

Interactive http://www.starfall.com/n/holiday/turkey/load.htm?f

Thanksgiving Parades and activities in New York City at: http://www.nyctourist.com/macys_menu.htm

stack of pumpkins and a black cat - 15.2 K

THANKSGIVING
"Thank_You"_in_Many_Languages
A_Thanksgiving_WebQuest
Thanksgiving_in_American_Memory
Teaching_About_Thanksgiving
The_Pilgrim_Life_Adventure
The_Pilgrims(A_Crossword_Puzzle)
Thanksgiving_in_the_USA
Happy_Thanksgiving_from_Billy_Bear

   


Thanksgiving_Story_Starters
Thanksgiving_Theme_Unit
Ben_and_Jerry's_Thanksgiving_Page
Not_Just_For_Kids!_Thanksgiving_Fun
Pilgrim's_1621_Thanksgiving
Plimoth-On-Web
Caleb_Johnson's_Mayflower_Web_Page
Plymouth:It's_History_and_its_People
An_American_Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving_Paper_Chain
A_Time_to_Give_Thanks:A_Thanksgiving_Unit_Study
George_Washington's_1789_Thanksgiving_Proclamation
THE_SPIRIT_OF_THE_CORN:An_Iroquois_Legend
The_Thanksgiving_Story
Thanksgiving_History
Common_Mayflower_Myths
Thanksgiving_Songs
A_Thanksgiving_Crossword_Puzzle
Awesome_Thanksgiving_Postcards
Aristole's_Thanksgiving_on_the_Web
Pilgrim_Trivia
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Pumpkin_Farm_Trivia_Quiz
Turkey_Trivia
Billy Bear's Happy Thanksgiving
Colonial Williamsburg Almanac
The Mayflower Web Pages
Not Just For Kids: Thanksgiving


Plimoth Plantation: The Living History
Thanksgiving from: The Kids Domain
Thanksgiving on the Net
The Thanksgiving Story
A Thanksgiving Theme Unit
Turkey Tales from: The Kids Domain
About Thanksgiving: Huge Site with tons of links
A Virtual Tour of Plimoth Plantation
A Walking Tour of Plimoth Plantation


 
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The First Thanksgiving Proclamation
June 29, 1676

On June 20, 1676, the governing council of Charlestown, Massachusetts, held a meeting to determine how best to express thanks for the good fortune that had seen their community securely established. By unamimous vote they instructed Edward Rawson, the clerk, to proclaim June 29 as a day of thanksgiving, our first. That proclamation is reproduced here in the same language and spelling as the original.

"The Holy God having by a long and Continual Series of his Afflictive dispensations in and by the present Warr with the Heathen Natives of this land, written and brought to pass bitter things against his own Covenant people in this wilderness, yet so that we evidently discern that in the midst of his judgements he hath remembered mercy, having remembered his Footstool in the day of his sore displeasure against us for our sins, with many singular Intimations of his Fatherly Compassion, and regard; reserving many of our Towns from Desolation Threatened, and attempted by the Enemy, and giving us especially of late with many of our Confederates many signal Advantages against them, without such Disadvantage to ourselves as formerly we have been sensible of, if it be the Lord's mercy that we are not consumed, It certainly bespeaks our positive Thankfulness, when our Enemies are in any measure disappointed or destroyed; and fearing the Lord should take notice under so many Intimations of his returning mercy, we should be found an Insensible people, as not standing before Him with Thanksgiving, as well as lading him with our Complaints in the time of pressing Afflictions:

The Council has thought meet to appoint and set apart the 29th day of this instant June, as a day of Solemn Thanksgiving and praise to God for such his Goodness and Favour, many Particulars of which mercy might be Instanced, but we doubt not those who are sensible of God's Afflictions, have been as diligent to espy him returning to us; and that the Lord may behold us as a People offering Praise and thereby glorifying Him; the Council doth commend it to the Respective Ministers, Elders and people of this Jurisdiction; Solemnly and seriously to keep the same Beseeching that being perswaded by the mercies of God we may all, even this whole people offer up our bodies and soulds as a living and acceptable Service unto God by Jesus Christ."

Prepared by Gerald Murphy (The Cleveland Free-Net - aa300) Distributed by the Cybercasting Services Division of the National Public Telecomputing Network (NPTN).

Permission is hereby granted to download, reprint, and/or otherwise redistribute this file, provided appropriate point of origin credit is given to the preparer(s) and the National Public Telecomputing Network.

 

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