Keep an eye on the weebly for updated daily entries about our journey on the Mayflower, finding land and what it was like to start a new colony (the hardships, the weather, the food) etc.
After spending a week talking about the similarities and differences between the Pilgrims, Wampanoag and ourselves, we are going to discuss what are needs and wants. The Pilgrim children and way of life did a great job showing the students what people need to survive and how little of anything else they had. They need shelter, so they built their own shelter but had little space for much else than sleeping and eating (which were in the same room)! What they ate they caught, hunted for or worked hard to get the grains to make. They did not waste food!
The children will work together to fill out a diagram by cutting and glueing various needs and wants in the appropriate column. Then we will discuss any errors and why these things were placed into either category! They will also be assessed on their past and present with a few fun activities to show their knowledge.
They will also learn some history and culture on Friday, November 15th for multicultural day!