Students get to practice technology, research, and reading skills all in one here. Plus, it's holiday-themed, so it's fun! I used this on a technology station day that we conducted throughout our whole hallway. Each station was 30 minutes. I was able to explain the assignment and let them loose to research and work! Most all students finished within the time allotted.
Students use the scholastic website below (it has headings and numbered pages) to read and view lots of information and pictures about how the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Native Americans lived around the time of the first Thanksgiving. All text has a megaphone symbol below it that can be used to listen to the computer read it aloud (we used headphones!), so the website works great for ESL students and struggling readers, as well.
Then, after or during research time, students answer multiple choice compare and contrast questions about each "daily life" topic. Key testing terms are used, including difference, in common, alike, etc.
Answer key provided.