For social studies, we have been comparing and contrasting how we live now compared to how people lived 200 years ago. We have been working in a little booklet, reading, talking, and sharing stories about how different life was in the past. Some of my students can't get over the fact that the early settlers didn't have cell phones, air conditioning, or T.V.'s!
I'm planning on tying this unit into a Thanksgiving unit by the end of the week.