Unit 14
8 • Territory and memory

No thanks, no giving
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Does the current celebration of Thanksgiving reflect the historical reality?



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Watch the video. Be ready to present it.
Workbook p. 107

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PAIR WORK
Discuss the brainstorming questions.

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Search the Internet about Thanksgiving and the arrival of the Pilgrim Fathers.

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IDIOM
Read the idiom of the week below. With the photo and the note, guess its meaning and rephrase it in your own words.

Get ready!

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Look at the vocabulary boxes below.
a. Find a title for each box.

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b. Classify the words of the toolbox into the mind map.

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a. Look at the picture above. What is it?


b. What is the role of the Native Americans?

c. What does it reveal about the way Native Americans were perceived?


Why These Native Americans Observe A National Day Of Mourning Each Thanksgiving, 2017.

Step 2


Discuss your film club program.
Activity 2
Activity 3

Your final project


You take part in a talk show about the celebration of Thanksgiving in the US.
LET'S GO!

Toolbox

Toolbox
  • colonist / settler (n.)
  • disdain /dɪsˈdεɪn/ / scorn / contempt ≠ respect (n.)
  • Native American / Indian (n.)
  • apologies (n.) → apologize for (v.)
  • buy ≠ sell (v.)
  • steal ≠ own / possess (v.)

Let's learn!

Vocabulary bingo

Look at the vocabulary mind map for 2 minutes, then close your book and describe the Conquest of the New World using as many words from the boxes as possible. The others will tick the words as they hear them.

On your way to the task - Step 1


Interview an expert about Thanksgiving.
Activity 1

The conquest of the New World


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  • ancient traditions (n.)
  • heathens /ˈhiːðənz/ / pagans (n.) → people who don’t believe in God
  • tribe (n.)
  • worship / praise God / venerate (v.)

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  • colony / settlement (n.)
  • crossing (n.)
  • encounter / meeting (n.)
  • governor of the colony (n.)
  • Pilgrims (n.)
  • pioneer /ˌpaɪəˈnɪə/ / explorer / settler ≠ colonist (n.)
  • saviours (n.)

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  • disaster (n.)
  • drought /ˈdraʊt/ (n.) → long period without rain
  • hardship / ordeal (n.)
  • plunder /ˈplʌndə/ / steal (v.)
  • starve / die of hunger (v.)
  • survive (v.)

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  • mourning (n.)
  • offense / crime (n.)
  • sadness / grief /ˈgriːf/ / sorrow (n.)
  • slaughter /ˈslɔːtə/ / massacre (n.)
  • mourn /ˈmɔːn/ someone’s death (exp.)
  • devastate / destroy (v.)
  • slay / murder / kill (v.)
  • shed tears / cry (v.)

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  • wild /ˈwaɪld/ / savage / not civilized (adj.)
  • bountiful /ˈbaʊntɪfʊl/ / abundant (harvest) (adj.)
  • wilderness /ˈwɪldənɪs/ (n.)
  • harvest / collect the crop (v.)
  • plant seeds /ˈsiːd/ (v.)

The conquest of the New World

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  • friendly ≠ unfriendly (adj.)
  • helpful (adj.)
  • trustful ≠ suspicious (adj.)
  • welcoming (adj.)

Vintage Indian Land For Sale poster, USA, around 1911
Vintage Indian Land For Sale poster, USA, around 1911.

IDIOM of the week!


Talk turkey

Talk turkey

The Native Americans raised wild turkeys long before the first European settlers arrived. During colonial times, there were often disputes between the settlers and the Native Americans over the trade of wild turkeys. The turkeys were thus used as a negotiating tool.

Brainstorming question

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What is Thanksgiving?

Brainstorming question

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What do you know about the discovery of America?

Wild Turkey, 
John James 
Audubon, 1826.
Wild Turkey, John James Audubon, 1826.

Brainstorming question

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How was the relationship between the Native Americans and the first English settlers?

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