Very engaging activity to get students thinking about how America is a product of its past. Students examine this picture of early colonists and make connections to today, i.e. religion is present, merchant class. You can complete the graphic organizer and leave it at that or--after they do the organizer-- have students create a poster collage with symbols of today. Finally, have the students complete a one paragraph opening/ thesis statement on this topic. Very helpful for ELLs.