There is one day a year when all Americans stay home with their families and eat a big dinner. This is Thanksgiving Day. The pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving Day in the fall of 1621. The pilgrims sailed to America on board the "Mayflower" ship for religious freedom. They were among the first European settlers in America.
There were people living in America before the pilgrims arrived. These people were the Native American Indians.
The pilgrims first winter in the New World was very difficult. They had arrived too late to grow many crops. Without fresh food half of the pilgrims died. The following spring the Indians taught the pilgrims how to hunt, fish, plant and survive in America. The crops did well and in the fall of 1621 pilgrims had a great harvest. They were thankful and decided to celebrate with a Thanksgiving feast. They prepared a dinner of turkey, corn, beans and pumpkins. They invited their Indian friends to share this feast. The Indians brought food for the feast too (they even brought popcorn! ). Americans still celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the fall. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. Turkey is still the main dish and pumpkin pie is the most popular dessert.
What will future people be like
Some people think that the world will change a lot. The cities will become bigger. They will be more beautiful. There will be more parks and trees in them.
Some people say that there won't be many people in the cities and the cities will become smaller but there will be more farms. More people will live in the country, and they will grow food for all the world. People will be taller and more clever. Some people think that men will be two metres tall, and women will be as tall as men. They say men and women will wear the same clothes but in different colours. Pupils will not go to school. They will have computers at home and the computers will help them to learn everything.
At weekends people will go to the moon and other planets. They will have a good time there. They won't read many books. They will mostly watch television and get news from computer networks. And they will learn many things from nature. All people will enjoy their life.