3. Questionnaire (the USA)

Hi! Please read p. 16-28-29 (High Spirits-extra book) and answer the following questions

THE HISTORY OF THE USA (p.28-29 High Spirits Extra book)

  1. When did Columbus arrive in America?

  2. Why did he call the native people “Indians”?

  3. When did the English arrive in America?

  4. What was the name of their first colony? Why did it have that name?Why were the Americans angry with England?

  5. What products did England buy from the colonies?

  6. Who were the “Sons of Liberty”?

  7. When was the Boston Tea party? What happened?

  8. When did the War of Independence start?

  9. Who won the war?

  10. When was the Declaration of Independence?

  11. Who was the first President of the USA?

INDEPENDENCE DAY (p.16 High Spirits Extra book)

  1. When do people in the USA celabrate Independence Day?

  2. Why is the American flag called “The Stars and Stripes”?

  3. How do Americans spend July 4th?

  4. What tradition can you see if you visit Coney Island on that day?

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving-Cornucopia

Celebrated on: Fourth Thursday in November

Thanksgiving Day is the fourth Thursday in November, but many Americans take a day of vacation on the following Friday to make a four-day weekend, during which they may travel long distances to visit family and friends.

The holiday dates back to 1621, the year after the Puritans arrived in Massachusetts, determined to practice their dissenting religion without interference. After a rough winter, in which about half of them died, they turned for help to neighboring Indians, who taught them how to plant corn and other crops. The next fall’s bountiful harvest inspired the Pilgrims to give thanks by holding a feast.

The Thanksgiving feast became a national tradition — not only because so many other Americans have found prosperity but also because the Pilgrims’ sacrifices for their freedom still captivate the imagination.

To this day, Thanksgiving dinner almost always includes some of the foods served at the first feast: roast turkey, cranberry sauce, potatoes, pumpkin pie. Before the meal begins, families or friends usually pause to give thanks for their blessings, including the joy of being united for the occasion.

Here are colouring pages

 

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This is an interactive book http://www.animatedthanksgiving.com/book/2368-f2-the-original-thanksgiving?s=24efe1784ceaf2d89968b

Vocabulary game   crossword 2

If you want to learn more, visit this website http://www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/webcast.htm

 

USA National Anthem

This is the American national anthem.. “The Star-Spangled Banner” was recognized for official use by the Navy in 1889, and by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, and was made the national anthem by a congressional resolution on March 3, 1931

Columbus Day

In the USA and other countries of New World there are a celebration for Christopher Columbus’ arrival in these countries on the October,12. In every part of  USA there are big parades and the italian flag flies everywhere.