Other Families

Activity: Venn Diagram Project

Software: Kid Pix Deluxe 3

Lesson Plan:

Students will create a venn diagram to compare families now and long ago. Using the documents from the website listed below, discuss and chart similarities and differences between families now and long ago. Children may work in groups to explore comparisons in such areas as clothing, food, shelter, and other functions of daily life.

Using the circle tool in Kid Pix Deluxe 3, create two overlapping circles. Label each circle with headings "now," "long ago," and "both." Children will enter information using the text tool.

Internet Resources:

http://teacher.scholastic.com/thanksgiving/plimoth/daily.htm#clothes - Website includes small photos and descriptions of Wampanoag and Pilgrim life.

 

http://www.epals.com - Find a class to communicate with in another part of the world. Begin a correspondence to compare and contrast similarities and differences.