Current Events 2 | Thanksgiving and Black Friday – Current Traditions and History

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On the 2nd episode of Current Events, Al talks about two significant days in the United States: Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

In America, we have just celebrated the festive holiday of Thanksgiving! For many American families this is a holiday filled with tradition and celebration as we give thanks to what we have. However, some believe that there is a darker side to the history of Thanksgiving which we explore in this podcast. Also, we look at the day known as “Black Friday.” What is it and why is it important? You can continue to learn about Thanksgiving and Black Friday with the links below.

Here are the key vocabulary:
tradition
stuffing
dressing
deficit
in the red
profit
in the black
to get out of hand
to be persecuted
Pilgrims
indigenous people
pushback
political leaning
massacre
genocide

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Other articles and videos:

Thanksgiving in the United States from Wikipedia

Left Leaning:
Native American Girls Describe the Real History Behind Thanksgiving
The Harsh Truth About Thanksgiving

Right Leaning:
What’s the Truth About the First Thanksgiving?
The Truth About Thanksgiving

Center:
The Disturbing Truth About Thanksgiving That You Never Learned in History Class

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