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The Pilgrims? Aren't they like monks?

Today I did a lesson on Thanksgiving. It was not all I wanted it to be because the stinking Internet still isn't back, but it was okay. I used it on two classes. One was bored out of their minds and the other, one of my favorites if I'm allowed to say that, spent most of the time erupting into hysterical laughter that had nothing whatsoever to do with Thanksgiving. But at least they weren't dead.

Anyway, I've been sidetracked. The point I wanted to make is that I told my students the story of Thanksgiving, then I told them how we celebrate it today. After describing a modern Thanksgiving, all I could think was that Thanksgiving is the quintessential American holiday. First we stuff ourselves with food until we're sleepy and sated, then we plonk ourselves down on the couch to watch American football. Egad.

srah - Monday, 18 November 2002 - 2:25 PM
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