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Exploring Modern Day Thanksgiving in America

Why does the president pardon a turkey every year? Why do so many of us eat turkey and pumpkin pie on this day? Have you ever wondered about where some of our favorite modern-day Thanksgiving traditions came from?
S. Appleby
722 total reviews for this teacher
24 reviews for this class
Completed by 75 learners
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45 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Class Experience

Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Please note that this class is only exploring modern-day Thanksgiving in America and the reasons why we really celebrate the day. I do not discuss the old story of the pilgrims and that supposed "first Thanksgiving" - rather the history behind how this day became a national holiday - that modern-day Thanksgiving that now centers around food and family that we enjoy today.


S. ApplebyK-6 Teacher, History Buff, and Nature Enthusiast
722 total reviews
570 completed classes

About Me

I love teaching children of all ages and find great joy in sharing my passions with them.  My passions include history, nature, literature, philosophy, art, and science.  Nothing brings me greater happiness than when a child learns something new... 
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