Houghton Mifflin Social Studies
Some People I Know
Lesson at a Glance
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Unit 2, Lesson 5: Life Then and Now (pp. 84-89)
The Big Idea
Framework Concepts: Family History and Ancestors David Winslow learns about his grandparents that came from Mississippi and Illinois.
- Begin by telling children how your childhood was different from theirs. Include details such as what you did for free time, the toys you played with, foods you ate, what you did after school or on weekends, and the things you used in your classroom. Then ask children to tell what they know about their parents' and grandparents' childhoods. Ask them to describe any ways their ancestors' lives were different from their lives today.
- After you read the chapter together, record in a Venn diagram the ways David and his grandparents' lives were alike and different.
Check for Understanding
- Have teams of children role play a conversation between David and one of his grandparents. Have them discuss how David's childhood is different from and the same as the grandparent's childhood.
- Ask children to pantomime an activity that either David or his grandparents enjoyed in their childhood. Have children guess the activity and identify it as David's, Grandma Winslow's, or Grandpa Winslow's.
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