[Surfnetkids: 15 Nov 2006] First Thanksgiving

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1. Introduction
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Free Printable Coupons
3. Weekly Topic: First Thanksgiving
4. What Did We Miss? Submit Site or Link To Us
5. Note from a Reader
6. Related Games
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management

#1. November 15, 2006

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Barbara,

I am doing some research about online bookmarking sites and social bookmarking. And the first question that came to my mind was how many
of my readers were already using a bookmarking site.  

Without explaining exactly what social bookmarking is (I’ll save that for another day)…
I wonder if you could answer this one question for me:

“Do you use an online bookmarking site?”

Please respond (by voting at the link below) and feel free to add comments to explain your answer.


See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

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#3. First Thanksgiving

by Barbara J. Feldman

First Thanksgiving Printable (** for premium members only)

Although the Pilgrims of Plymouth considered it a harvest celebration (not a religious day of thanksgiving), most historians point to their October, 1621 feast as America’s First Thanksgiving. What as their celebration really like? How did the Pilgrims get along with the native Americans? Learn more about the history of Thanksgiving at the following sites.

History Channel: The History of Thanksgiving
Visit the History Channel to learn the truth about many common Thanksgiving myths, and to see a menu of foods likely included in the Pilgrim’s 1621 harvest feast (wild turkey and pumpkins) and foods probably not on the menu (sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce.) Best multimedia clicks are the audio interviews with pilgrims Myles Standish and Ellinor Billington (portrayed by actors, of course) and the five-minute History of Thanksgiving video.

Library of Congress Wise Guide: Thanksgiving
This Library of Congress page introduces three “first Thanksgivings” that predate the 1621 celebration in Plymouth: those of 1541, 1564 and 1610. More about those early celebrations can be found by mousing over to the American Memory Learning Page (the link below the two illustrations) and then clicking on Thanksgiving Timeline. This illustrated timeline covers nearly five-hundred years of American Thanksgiving history.

Pilgrim Hall Museum: The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth
There are only two primary sources that mention Plymouth’s autumn feast of 1621: Edward Winslow’s “Mourt’s Relation” and William Bradford’s “Of Plymouth Plantation.” Because seventeenth-century spelling can be difficult to decipher, the Pilgrim Hall Museum has published several paragraphs about the first Thanksgiving using modern spelling. To read them, following the First Thanksgiving link in the second paragraph of the first page. Other reasons to visit are the many articles about Pilgrims listed in the Pilgrim Story section.

… to continue reading, visit Surfnetkids: First Thanksgiving.

#4. What Did We Miss? Submit or Link To Us

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#5. Note from a Reader

Hi Barbara — first — just to say that I think your site is great and I have gathered some great info from the links/features etc. Really interesting !!
Colette Turner,
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#6. Related Games

Thanksgiving Games

Printable Thanksgiving Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Word_Searches/thanksgiving-ws.pdf (** for premium members only)

Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

Thanksgiving Jokes

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#7.Quote of the Week

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