The History of Thanksgiving


Subject: History
Grade Level: All
Source: History Channel

Takes a look at this particularly American celebration, including how New York was the first state to officially declare a day of Thanksgiving, and how President Lincoln first made Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863. It also explores period accounts and art that bring Thanksgiving celebrations through the centuries to life, and find out the origins of traditions like the Macy's parade. (1:00) (cc) (2YRS)

Air Dates - Nov 8  6:00a5:00aC  4:00aM  6:00aP


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