This week we are going to compare and contrast pilgrim boys and girls to boy and girls of today. There are some GREAT books: Samuel Eaton's Day and Sarah Morton's Day as well as Tapenum's Day. Along with the books we will use the Scholastic site for photos, audio and video.
Today and yesterday we talked about clothing and chores. They were SHOCKED to learn how hard the children worked back then and how many difficult chores they had to do. Children worked sunrise to sunset! It was interesting to see their faces as we walked through it!
We will talk about school, manners and food as well this week, comparing and contrasting to today's time. We have a big Venn diagram that we are filling in as we discuss to help us visualize what we have talked about!
These discussions will help set up needs and wants discussions and learning for next week!