Graphic organizing software such as Inspiration (optional)
Begin the lesson by showing students video segments or pictures of early American life. Search for terms like “Plymouth,” or “Pilgrims,” or “Jamestown” for unitedstreaming images. Have students describe the scene in each image and discuss what they think life was like for people living at that time. How did they meet their basic needs of obtaining food, clothing, and shelter? How was everyday life different than it is today?