Сценарий внеклассного мероприятия “Thanksgiving Day”
Цель: познакомить учащихся с одной из форм проявления иноязычной культуры, а именно с праздником «День Благодарения».
образовательная: расширение кругозора учащихся.
развивающая: развитие познавательной активности и творческих способностей учащихся, формирование мотивации к изучению английского языка и умений использовать полученную информацию в новой коммуникативной ситуации.
воспитательная: развитие интереса к культуре и традициям других народов.
Student 1: Morning everybody! Every nation has its national holidays. And today on the fourth Thursday of November Americans celebrate one of the greatest national holidays. Do you know what holiday it is?
Students: Yes, we do. It’s Thanksgiving Day.
Student 1: You’re absolutely right. Like other holidays, Thanksgiving Day has its history. And now let’s listen to some facts from the history of this holiday.
The Pilgrim 1: On September 16, 1620 we, pilgrims, sailed from Plymouth, England. Our ship was called the Mayflower. On December 26, 1620 we landed at Plymouth Rock, in Massachusetts.
The Indian Chief: Their first winter was terrible. The Pilgrims were hungry, sick and cold. Many people died. We decided to help them. So, we brought them bread, vegetables, fruit, corn and other things. The pilgrims were grateful to us.
The Indian: When spring came, we taught the Pilgrims to plant corn, to build houses, to hunt, and to fish. In other words, we tried to teach them how to survive in America.
The Pilgrim 2: In the autumn of 1621 we had a great harvest and decided to make a feast. We were thankful to the Indians as they had helped us. So, we welcomed them to our Thanksgiving feast.
Student 2: And now, students, let’s have a quiz. Look at the screen and choose the right answer.
The Pilgrims sailed to America from
Spain b) England c) Italy
The name of their ship was
the Sunrise b) the Mayflower c) the Blue Bird
The Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts in … .
September b) November c) December
There were people living in America before the Pilgrims’ arrival. These people were … .
Native French b) Native Americans c) Native Canadians
The first Thanksgiving Day was celebrated in … .
1621 b) 1620 c) 1622
Student 1: Great! You listened to the Pilgrims and the Indians very attentively and completed the quiz successfully. And now one more task for you. On the screen you can see the story of Thanksgiving. Complete it using the verbs in the box.
lasted landed worked taught invited lived
sailed had died were grew
In 1620, a group of people 1) __________ from England to America. There 2) __________ one hundred people on the ship. They 3) _______ at a place on the north-east coast of America. They 4) _______ little food. Many of them 5) ________.
However, the Native Americans who 6) ______ there decided to help them. They 7) _______ the newcomers how to grow corn and other plants to eat. The newcomers 8) _______ hard and their crops 9) _________. To thank the Native Americans, the newcomers 10) _________ them to a special dinner to celebrate their friendship. The first Thanksgiving dinner 11) _______ for three days.
Student 3: Nowadays Thanksgiving Day is a traditional American holiday. On that day families come together for a special dinner. The main dish is turkey with stuffing. It is served with mashed potatoes, cranberries and pumpkin pie. Now look at the Thanksgiving dinner menu, and then look at the drawings. Can you put the drawings in the correct order?
Answers: 1i 2f 3a 4b 5c 6e 7h 8d 9g
Student 3: Good for you! You’ve done it very well! And now let’s make Thanksgiving dinner. Look at the pictures and complete the sentences with the missing verbs.
You must ___________ the potatoes.
You have to _______ the salad.
You need to ______ the bread.
You must ______ the turkey.
You can _____ the turnips.
You have to _____ the apple pie.
Studen 3t: Well done! And now let’s play. I’ll describe a vegetable or a fruit and you’ll try to guess what it is.
It’s a long thin vegetable. It’s dark green. What is it? (It’s a cucumber).
It’s a round fruit. It can be sweet or sour. It can be red, green or yellow. (It’s an apple.)
It’s a round or oval vegetable. It can be light brown or pink. It can be cooked in different ways. It can be fried, boiled or mashed. We can find it in soup or borsch. (It’s a potato.)
It’s a long pointed orange root eaten as a vegetable. Rabbits usually like it very much. (It’s a carrot.)
Student: And now students, let’s do the crossword puzzle.
The ship that brought the pilgrims to North America.
The nationality of the pilgrims.
Bird eaten at Thanksgiving.
Where the pilgrims came from.
The season of Thanksgiving.
A large orange vegetable.
Student: Good job! Our party is coming to an end. Hope you liked it. Happy Thanksgiving Day.
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