The First Thanksgiving
A Webquest on Thanksgiving

 
 
1.  How did the English-speaking Native American Tisquantum ( or Squanto) help the Pilgrims? (Hint:  Scroll down until you find the paragraph that starts with his name, Tisquantum, then begin reading.).
http://www.att.virtualclassroom.org/vc99/vc_08/thanks.html
2.  Was the "first Thanksgiving" like the modern holiday Americans now celebrate?
http://www.plimoth.org/Library/Thanksgiving/firstT.htm
 
3.  Name four foods that might have been on the menu at the first Thanksgiving, and four foods that were definitely not on the menu in 1621. (Hint:  Scroll down to the bottom of the page).
http://members.aol.com/calebj/thanksgiving.html
 
4.  What Indian tribe first met the Pilgrims and showed them how to survive in the New World?  What kind of houses did they live in?
http://www.2020tech.com/thanks/temp.html#story
 
5.  One of the foods the Native Americans introduced to the Pilgrims was Indian corn.  Corn wasn't just used for food.  Name four things that could be made with corn. (Hint:  Click on the Indian corn link).
http://www.night.net/thanksgiving/lesson-plan.html
 
6.  Most of the pictures we see of Pilgrims show them wearing only black and white.  Is that all they wore?
http://www.historychannel.com/exhibits/thanksgiving/thnkmyth.html
 
7.  Listen to Pilgrim Miles Standish talk about the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians.  Were they friendly or unfriendly?
http://historychannel.com/exhibits/thanksgiving/thnkintv.html