Compare and Contrast Then and Now: Travel back in time to 1627! Students learn about colonial life and how it compares to their current life in modern day by these 4 different lessons.
Lesson One: Day in the Life of…After reading A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy and Girl by Kate Waters, students will write about the following categories: food, chores, clothing, homes, entertainment. Students will compare daily life in 1627 to modern day.
Lesson Two: Identifying Facts and Opinions- Students read an informational text about the colonial times and identify specific facts. Students write the facts down (quoting the text and including the page number), and then write their opinion about that fact.
Lesson Three: Guess Who? Interactive Venn Diagram- There are 30 cards that describe a situation from the past or the present. One at a time, a student reads the card and the class determines if the scenario describes a pilgrim boys and girls back then, or boys and girls in modern day.
Lesson Four: Writing a Compare and Contrast Essay- Students will write a compare and contrast essay about the similarities and differences between children living in 1627 and the current year.
Note: You should have a copy of the following books for these lessons:
- Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl and Samuel Eaton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy by Kate Waters.
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